Thank you for the input, I do like your ideas. Might give it a whirl when I get some time to sit down and go over it more.
I agree with the typeface and distressing, I was looking at something with the carved in rock look and I keep messing up the text to path for some reason hence why the letters are not in line (so to speak) also having different sized spears is not something I would off thought about.
Looking at your knock up design, it does look better with different sizes and the broken letters really does make it stand out.
I wasn't sure about the belt being in there, I just wanted something to break up the bottom of the circle. I will play a round more with figure to see if making him bigger will look better.
The overall look I'm after is battle worn or something knocked about a bit. The logo will be used on FB and possibly on t-shirts.