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This Badass Tomahawk Will Make You Long For The Zombie Apocalypse
If you’re looking for that last key item in your bug-out bag, or if you’ve dreamed of rampaging across a post-apocalyptic wasteland like some steampunk viking, this might be for you.
The Timahawk is a combination tomahawk, crowbar, and hammer, built for survivalists. That means it’s light, durable, and also badass. It’s named after its creator Tim Ralston, a former airman who rose to prominence as an inventor and survivalist after debuting another invention: an entrenching tool and crowbar hybrid called the Crovel, on the popular reality show “Doomsday Preppers.”
Ralston’s most recent creation is just as useful and packed with as much, if not more testosterone than the Crovel, which in addition to being a tool, doubles as a weapon, just like the Timahawk.
"What I was thinking about was what are the tools you'd need in any situation — urban, rural, bush craft — and this is what you want," said Ralston in an interview Task & Purpose.
Weighing in at just four-pounds, the Timahawk features a six-inch axe blade, a two-inch wide crowbar, and a two-inch adze opposite the blade, which can be used to dig a hole or hollow out wood. Heat-treated and made from 4130 pre-hardened steel with a recycled hard-plastic ergonomic handle, hardened stainless steel bolts, the Timahawk is designed for those who want to cram as much utility as possible into one compact package — it’s just 27-inches in length.
It also boasts ergonomic grips that allow you to swing it like a battleaxe, punch through locks, hinges, or a zombie’s face with the blade by gripping it like a doomsday set of brass knuckles, or pry apart just about anything with a little bit of leverage and manly grunting.
The Timahawk can be had for just $189 from their site. Check out what this thing can do in this YouTube video by Ralston below.
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(Reuters) - In the summer of 2004, U.S. soldier Greg Walker drove to a checkpoint just outside of Baghdad's Green Zone with his Kurdish bodyguard, Azaz. When he stepped out of his SUV, three Iraqi guards turned him around at gunpoint.
As he walked back to the vehicle, he heard an AK-47 being racked and a hail of cursing in Arabic and Kurdish. He turned to see Azaz facing off with the Iraqis.
"Let us through or I'll kill you all," Walker recalled his Kurdish bodyguard telling the Iraqi soldiers, who he described as "terrified."
He thought to himself: "This is the kind of ally and friend I want."
The US military quietly pulled 2,000 troops out of Afghanistan over the past year without a peace deal
The U.S. military has pulled about 2,000 troops from Afghanistan over the past year, the top U.S. and coalition military commander said Monday.
"As we work in Afghanistan with our partners, we're always looking to optimize the force," Army Gen. Austin Miller said at a news conference in Kabul. "Unbeknownst to the public, as part of our optimization … we reduced our authorized strength by 2,000 here."
"I'm confident that we have the right capabilities to: 1. Reach our objectives as well as continue train, advise, and assist throughout the country," Miller continued.
The New York Times was first to report that the U.S. military had reduced its troop strength in Afghanistan even though peace talks with the Taliban are on hiatus. The number of troops in the country has gone from about 15,000 to 13,000, a U.S. official told Task & Purpose on condition of anonymity.
Separately, the U.S. military is considering drawing down further to 8,600 troops in Afghanistan as part of a broader political agreement, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters on Oct. 19.
"We've always said, that it'll be conditions based, but we're confident that we can go down to 8,600 without affecting our [counterterrorism] operations, if you will," Esper said while enroute to Afghanistan.
So far, no order has been given to draw down to 8,600 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the U.S. official said.
After President Donald Trump cancelled peace talks with the Taliban, which had been expected to take place at Camp David around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. military has increased both air and ground attacks.
In September, U.S. military aircraft dropped more ordnance in Afghanistan than they have since October 2010, according to Air Force statistics.
However, the president has also repeatedly vowed to bring U.S. troops home from the post 9/11 wars. Most recently, he approved withdrawing most U.S. troops from Syria.
On Monday, Esper said the situations in Syria and Afghanistan are very different, so the Afghans and other U.S. allies "should not misinterpret our actions in the recent week or so with regard to Syria."