The Tomahawk is the classic handheld weapon of native Red Indians and modern technology has modified the tool to have a shorter handle and a sharper and tougher blade. This was an ideal weapon for hand to hand fighting but with all the outdoor activities which has been developed in present days, tactical tomahawks have become more of a survival tool than a weapon. These axes can be used to remove obstacles and clear paths, to open crates, for digging and excavating and also in fighting. Tactical tomahawks have become more famous than the conventional large axes because of their unique design and light weight. This offers a higher reaction speed and this speed enhances the ability to create a higher amount of force making a bigger impact. Also, these tactical tomahawks have multi-functionality and they serve not only as an ax but also as pry bars and hammerheads. A comprehensive list of the Best Tactical Tomahawks in 2017 is presented below and it will be the ultimate guide for you, if you are looking for an advanced tool for your adventures.
1. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools Tactical Tomahawk
SOD’s F10TN-CP is one of the most versatile and powerful Tactical Tomahawks in the market due to a number of reasons. This is the modified version of the classic Vietnam Tomahawk. Ax head or the blade is 2.75 inches wide and it is made out of high-quality stainless steel that has a high toughness and an ability to withstand high impact shock loads. It is sharp enough to cut down obstacles in one swing and the high toughness increases the durability of the sharpness. The handle of the tomahawk is super-tough to ensure the load carrying capacity and it is made out of glass-reinforced ballistic polymer nylon for enhanced durability. The total height of this tactical tomahawk is 15.75 inches and it only weighs 24 ounces. The light weight of the ax makes it ideal for operations such as breaching, obstacle removal, excavation, extraction and all the other utility applications. The Tomahawk has a lifetime warranty and also, it comes with a nylon sheath to carry it with you safely.
2. United Cutlery UC2765 M48 Hawk Axe
When you are purchasing an Axe or a tactical tomahawk, the width of the ax blade is one of the most important parameters to consider. This Hawk Axe has a wider blade than most of the tomahawks on the market. The AUS – 6 stainless steel ax blade is 8 inches wide and it is anodized to increase the durability of the blade and to prevent corrosion. The overall length of this versatile tool is 15 inches and the design of the hawk together with the length is ideal for camping, mountaineering and survival training. The handle of the tactical tomahawk is made out of 30 percent fiberglass reinforced polymer nylon for enhanced strength. The handle has strengthened stripes to make the grip more rigid and it gives you a non-slip yet comfortable grip when using. Also, this Hawk has a belt sheath made out of nylon for make it easier for the user to carry it and it has a snap button closure for safety as well.
3. Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe
If you are familiar with the original Red Indian tomahawk, you know that it has two different cutting blades. This tactical tomahawk has followed the exact design to offer you a more realistic experience by having two extremely sharp cutting blades on either side of the ax head. The length of this tool is an important parameter in making it one of the best tactical tomahawks in the market. It has a total length of 9 inches. The short and strengthened handle is made out of high-end Polypropylene and it is highly shock and impact resistant. Stainless ax blade is made out to be extremely sharp and the material used is drop forged 1055 carbon. Hawk length of the trench is just 8.75 inches and it weighs only 24 ounces. This is ideal for breaking confined spaces like bunkers, trench, and narrow hallways. It has a primary stainless steel blade with a width of 3.5 inches and on the other side, a wedge shaped spike. This tactical tomahawk also has a patented secure Sheath to ensure the safety of the user with an articulate design.
4. Estwing EBTA Black Eagle Tomahawk Axe
Making its way onto the top five tomahawks in 2017, the Estwing Black eagle is an American made tactical weapon a tool, forged out of genuine American stainless steel in one piece. This forging method increases the toughness of the tool and due to its minimum discontinuities, it does not have localized stresses. The overall length of this tactical tomahawk is 16.25 inches and its ergonomic design makes it very convenient to carry it virtually anywhere with you. The grip of the Black Eagle is made using Nylon vinyl and the bonding is made to be very strong and it does not come off under any circumstances. Also, the grip is shock resistant and it can reduce vibration and shocks caused by impact loads up to 70 percent. This is ideal for digging, breaching, excavation, trenching, extractions etc. A sheath made out of black matte nylon for enhanced safety is also included.
5. Off Grid Tools All-Purpose Survival Tactical Tomahawk
This is another USA made a Tactical weapon and a tool which is ideal for professional truck drivers. This tool is an all-purpose hand tool and it has the capability to carry out precision and exhausting works accurately and fast. You can use it to cut branches, chip hard packed layers of ice, pry out nails from rigid surfaces and so much more. This survival tool includes not only a tactical tomahawk but also a spanner, tire chain hook and other important and versatile tools. The curved ax blade is made out of stainless steel and the material has a high shock resistance and toughness. The handle of the hawk is made out of reinforced fiberglass and it offers a power grip with shock absorbing property. It also includes a safety sheath to protect you from harming yourself while carrying this versatile tool. Also, the overall length of the tool makes it perfect for operations that require high momentum and impact loads.
6. Gerber Downrange Tactical Tomahawk
The Downrange Tomahawk includes three different tools in one compact and handy handle. It has an extremely sharp tomahawk, a strong pry bar, and a shock resistant hammerhead. The body of this unique hand tool is made out of 420 High Carbon Stainless steel with Cerakote and it is guaranteed that it will not break or bend. The handle is made out of high-end ballistic nylon and it has Desert Tan G-10 Composite Scales for enhanced comfortable grip. Another reason for this tool to become one of the best tactical tomahawks in the market is that its unique sheath. This sheath is MOLLE compatible and you can attach it to your pack, to your body armor or to a webbing conveniently. Blade of this tactical tool is made out of high hardened steel which has a higher fatigue life than many other tomahawks in the market. Also, it is tough enough to withstand shock loads and the sharpness is guaranteed to last longer than conventional tools.
7. Smith & Wesson Full Tang Tactical Tomahawk
A controversial product from the makers of one of the best handguns; Smith & Wesson SW671 Tomahawk is a full Tang hawk ax. This includes a unique and ergonomic body designed with 1070 High carbon steel and the material has a very high shock resistant and it is extremely durable. The handle also includes black TPE overlay slaps to offer the user a more comfortable and rigid grip. The overall length of this tactical hawk is 40.4 cm and it weighs only 2.69 pounds. The light weight of the tool increases its versatility as well as its portability. It has a non-slip handle with a length of 25.4 cm and it has a thin padded layer as well. The sharp and durable blade, made out of high carbon steel is 3.9 inches long and it is highly impact resistant and tough. Also, this full tang tactical tomahawk has a black sheath that can be easily attached to a belt and it is made out of high-grade Polyester.
8. Columbia River Knife and Kangee Tactical Tomahawk
This is one of the best Tactical Tomahawks in the market and a better high-end replica of the classic Red Indian tomahawk. It has a compactly designed ax head and on the opposite side of the ax blade, it has a spike head to make the tool multipurpose. It has an overall length of 13.75 inches and the whole body is forged out in one piece. This is the reason for its enhanced performance and improved balance. The blade is made out of tough stainless steels and both the ax blade and spike are extremely sharp. This tactical tomahawk includes a form-fitting Kydex sheath to ensure the safety of the user and it also has a buckled strap to wear it when you walk. The sheath is also MOLLE equipped to let you attach the tomahawk to a webbing, to a pack or to a body armor. This can be used for both recreational and professional needs.
9. Browning Shock N’ Awe Tomahawk Knife
Browning Shock N’ Awe introduces the knife size tactical tomahawk and this is the perfect tool for camping, trekking, mountaineering as well as for combat purposes. The unique size of the tomahawk makes it convenient to carry virtually anywhere you want and it has a sheath to protect you from harming yourself while carrying it. The blade head is made out of high-carbon stainless steel for increased toughness and the body has a high tensile strength and it is durable, the whole product is made in the USA and the grip has padded scales to offer the user a proper and non-slip grip when using the tomahawk knife. The opposite side of the blade edge is designed to be a spike-shaped edge and it also sharpened for used for various purposes. Whether you are a recreational enthusiast or an avid outdoor person, this versatile tool is perfect for your needs.
10. Kershaw 1073X Siege Tactical Tomahawk
This handy tool is equipped with multiple tools or blades to enable it to perform various functions. It has an extremely sharp fixed blade on the top, a nail puller built into the bottom end of the handle and the handle itself acts as a pry bar. The whole body of the tool is made out of high end 3Cr13 stainless steel and it is coated with black oxide to enhance the strength and durability. The overall length of the tomahawk knife is 16 inches and the fixed blade is 4 inches long. The blade is also coated with Kershaw black coating. The handle of this tactical tomahawk is oxide coated to increase the durability and it includes K-scaled riveted glass filled scales made out of high-end nylon to offer you a more rigid grip. Fixed sharp blade of the hawk has to be stored and used with a sheath or a blade protector for secure and safe use.
11. US Marine Tactical Bruiser Survival Tomahawk
USMC Elite is an officially licensed tactical tomahawk that can be used as a multifunctional hand tool. It has an overall length of 15 inches and the hawk ax head includes two different blade edges. One edge is the conventional cutting edge and the other end is sharpened as a spike-shaped edge. The handle of this hawk has uniquely scaled padded stripes to enable a reliable and non-slip grip. Both the blades are made out of high-quality high carbon stainless steel and it is heat treated to enhance the sharpness of the cutting blades. The handle of this tactical hawk ax can be used as a pry bar and the end of the handle includes a strong thread to offer a more convenient grip when handheld for heavy operations. This hand tool can be easily attached to any sheath or blade protector for convenient portability.
12. MTech USA MT-AXE8 Camping Tactical Tomahawk
This tactical hawk is designed to be ideal for rugged outdoor expeditions such as camping, mountaineering, and survival trips. It is easily portable and you can carry it anywhere you prefer. The ax head of this hand tool is 6.875 inches long. It has a sharp and tough cutting edge with a thickness of 3 mm and a length of 3.5 inches. The overall length of this hawk is 15 inches. This cutting blade is made out of high quality 440 high carbon stainless steel. Whole blade head is coated with a black oxide layer to increase the durability and corrosion resistance. The handle of this tactical tomahawk has a cord wrapped around it with equal and precise intervals to offer a superior grip. Also, you can use this thread or cord when you need to hang the hawk ax. The tool includes a black sheath made out of nylon to cover and protect the blade.
13. Camillus Cutlery Company 19150 Sin Tomahawk
Sin Tomahawk is one of the best tactical tomahawk axes in 2017 and it comes with its unique and rugged sheath. The body of the hand tool is made out of high carbon, Titanium bonded stainless steel and the presence of titanium enhances the toughness, fatigue life and strength of the tomahawk. The body is designed to hold the razor’s edge with the damped vibration and increased shock resistance. Ax head has a curved blade that is extremely sharp with a width of 4 inches and the opposite side includes a spiked edge to enable multi-functionality. This includes a strong 550 lbs. Camo Paracord as well. The sheath of the tomahawk is made out of ballistic nylon for secure portability. The overall length of this tactical hawk is 15 inch and the material used in making the handle is glass-filled nylon for enhanced durability.
14. Boker Knives Tactical Plus Tomahook
This is a high-class tactical hawk that offers the user maximum versatility. The overall length of the hand tool is 18.125 inches and its blade is 5.625 inches long. What makes this tool one of the best tactical tomahawks in the market is that it weighs only 1.8 lbs. The lightweight of this tool makes it perfect for the operation that involves quick reaction and portability such as breaching, extraction etc. The handle of this hawk has a recessed G – 10 scaling to provide a secure and comfortable grip. Boker Tactical plus Tomahawk Axe is made out of SK5 carbon steel with enhanced fatigue life and it has a corrosion resistant coating as well. This product also offers you a limited lifetime warranty as well.