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This Super Light Tomahawk Is Agile, Deadly And Designed By A Recon Marine
While all manner of antiquated weapons, from crossbows to hatchets and bigass knives, have had a bit of a renaissance in recent years — let’s be honest, it’s because of “The Walking Dead” — they never really went out of style with survivalists, outdoorsmen, and members of the military.
Dubbed the EX-T01, this tomahawk was designed with that group in mind.
The EX-T01 is American-made and the result of a collaboration between Hogue Inc. and former reconnaissance Marine turned renown knife maker, Allen Elishewitz. Rendered from hardened steel, this thing is made to be durable, but it’s also light as hell, weighing under one pound.
Its blade is perfect for chopping, while the pointed heel and toe are capable of penetrating cuts. The EX-T01 can also be outfitted with pry bar, hammer, and spike accessories, and its skeletal design means that the axe remains incredibly light, and very fast.
The EX-T01 from Hogue Inc.Image via Hogue Inc.
At just over a foot long, the tomahawk comes with a sheath and waistband paddle so it can be carried with ease. The paddle uses a locking mechanism and magnets to hold the tomahawk, but remains easy to access in case of emergency — you know, like when you have to fight bears, zombies, or redcoats; the things you really want a tomahawk for.
Beyond chopping zombies to pieces — or aliens, given its modern, almost space-age design — the EX-T01 does all the normal stuff you’d expect from a high-end axe, and at close to $300, it’s fair to demand a lot.
It may not have the classic feel or look of a wooden tomahawk, but I’m pretty sure this thing will make mincemeat of whatever you throw its way, or whichever way you throw it. Check out the video below and see for yourself.
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The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Los Angeles Times.
The data included the locations of at least some BioWatch air samplers, which are installed at subway stations and other public locations in more than 30 U.S. cities and are designed to detect anthrax or other airborne biological weapons, Homeland Security officials confirmed. It also included the results of tests for possible pathogens, a list of biological agents that could be detected and response plans that would be put in place in the event of an attack.
The information — housed on a dot-org website run by a private contractor — has been moved behind a secure federal government firewall, and the website was shut down in May. But Homeland Security officials acknowledge they do not know whether hackers ever gained access to the data.
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Apparently not. According to a new audit from the Government Accountability Office, both the Departments of Defense and State "have not assessed the effectiveness of human rights training for foreign security forces" — and while the Pentagon agreed to establish a process to do so, State simply can't be bothered.
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