For me, it comes right down to how properly a instrument is balanced and the way properly you possibly can management the steadiness. With an even bigger knife (8+ inch blade) you can not precisely go gripping the blade itself to regulate the steadiness. With a properly designed axe or hawk you possibly can choke up on the deal with and get a grip that’s helpful throughout extra reducing duties.
The one approach I can see the steadiness of a 24 inch, full tang, hawk of your design working is if you happen to not solely skeletonize the tang but additionally taper it. I can not determine the mathematics however may you taper a tang after it returns from water jet?
If the steadiness is spot on with my Blue Work Hawk V3….. I’ll possible save for a 3rd hawk from you.