Everything is based on individual stats, and swords tend to outclass tomahawks.
Even historically or realistically, swords have better range. If you could only use a sword or tomahawk like the other (that is, no throwing the sword or using the sword as an everyday tool), the sword would still win in an open environment.
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I use different weapons in all my playthroughs. In my main one, I'm using Tomahawk all around, and only a sword when I'm dueling someone important or when the Aquila boards a ship so I feel like a ship captain :D
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