Friday, December 28, 2007
The Paw of Approval.
As a holiday gift to myself I picked up Col. McLemore's delightful little book, The Fighting Tomahawk.
If you are interested in the social application of the tomahawk, you could do a lot worse than get this book.
Colonel McLemore has clearly done his research on this tool and his instruction is crisp and concise. Any doubt as to what he means is immediately clarified by the artwork.
There is a brief history, followed by a section on 'hawk design, then the good Colonel dives right off into the good stuff. He discusses gripping the weapon, drawing it and using it in conjunction with a long knife. Multiple sets and drills are presented to provide a solid base in the use of this uniquely American sidearm.
There are one or two bobbles of an editorial nature, but the instruction is first-rate.
This one gets the LawDog Paw of Approval.