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Tactical Tomahawk Guide: SOG Tomahawks

Updated on September 10, 2014

The Fighting Combat Tactical Tomahawk

Tactical Tomahawks are extremely effective tools and they are gaining a lot of popularity with military Special Ops units, law enforcement, hikers, trekkers, and adventure enthusiasts around the world. They tend to get the best tactical tomahawks they can find.

The tomahawk makes an excellent everyday tool/weapon that is able to strike fear into the heart of your enemy.

Not only can they chop, break, cut, dig, and smash through just about anything, they are also great weapons for self defense that can provide the upper hand in a physical skirmish or knife fight.

On the defence side, the tactical tomahawk axe can be effectively used by the most inept novice in close quarter combat, and with a little bit of skill, a good throwing tomahawk can be hurled with great force, accuracy, and potency at soft targets.

Throughout history, the axe has been a prized possesion used for felling trees, clearing land, and building structures.

In combat, it made for an excellent weapon that could rain down massive destruction on the battlefield. Even today, the tomahawk is the hand to hand tactical combat weapon of choice for many black ops and Special Forces units.

It may not be common to carry around a chopper today, but a resurgence in hatchet/tomahawk appreciation and use has brought the tactical tomahawk back to the forefront as a battle field contender.

Blade manufactures are seeing this rise in popularity. Prompting them to come up with all sorts of designs and upgrades. So if you are looking for a tactical tomahawk for sale, just take a scroll down this simple guide and find the best tomahawk for your needs.

The great thing is, you do not have to spend a small fortune to get a top of the line tomahawk like the one you see here.

Though it is an awsome weapon, the Hardcore Hardware Australia LFT01 Tactical Tomahawk Coyote G-10 will run you close to four bills.

You can easily find some great tomahawks for sale on line that will not cost you an arm or a leg. So let's take a look at the top ten tomahawks under a couple hundred bucks...

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish

No. 1 The SOG F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk

When you look at specialty knives and tools for military personnel, the SOG F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with its 2.75-Inch black oxide anti reflective steel blade is the most commonly found axe used by elite special ops groups and service personnel.

This sleek black beauty is an updated, and enhanced, version of the Vietnam Tomahawk. She is very light, only weighing in at 24 oz, and she has the perfect reach of 15.75 inches. Along with the blade and the breaching point, she has a side hammer that comes in very handy.

A couple of great things about this SOG Tomahawk is the aftermarket stuff you can get for her. Such as the hard Molded Nylon Sheath and a firestarter that swings from the lanyard hole. She is a great tool and the perfect weapon.

No. 2 The Gerber 30-000792 Downrange Tomahawk

The genius of Gerber is never ending. The Gerber 30-000792 Downrange Tomahawk is a perfect example of force meeting functionality.

You can stick this to the side of your rucksack and know for sure that you have a handy-dandy breach, pry, and attack tool.

It has a built in "pry-bar," full tang solid steel handle, wide hammer head, and strong, yet a bit dull, chopping blade.

I am sure it is a safety issue, but for some reason, Gerber doesn't put a very good edge on these in the factory. It shows up at your door a bit on the dull side. You will need to spend a bit of time sharpening it, but it is well worth the effort.

Yes. It is a bit on the pricey side, but It does come with a lifetime warranty that you can 'take to the bank.'

United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk(Model:UC2946)
United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk(Model:UC2946)

No. 3 The United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk

I have no concern about the apocalypse occurring during my lifetime. I am not saying that it couldn't happen. I am just not worried about it.

If you are secure in your preparedness for all occasions, than you are prepared for the end of the world and the zombie attacks that are sure to follow.

If you are looking for Zombie Apocalypse tomahawks, than the United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk (Model:UC2946) with it's dayglow green handle wrapped in para cord, is a great choice for zombie slashing.

Till then, it makes for a great fun tool to take camping, hiking, or for those chopping details around the house that come up from time to time.

Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe
Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe

No. 4 Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe

There is nothing better than cold steel in your hand. I am a big fan of Cold Steel. They use good metal in thier blades and the designs are out of this world. This holds true for the Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe as well,

Be warned: This bad boy comes out of the box as sharp as all get out. It will slice you if you rub it the wrong way. It is also a bit on the heavy side. Not battle heavy, but most tomahawks are very light. This one is not. When thrown, it will plant with a thud.

The only issue I have with this tool is the grip. The handle is a full tang polymer that doesn't have any ridges or diamonds cut into it. After some hot and hard work, my palms tend to get a bit sweaty and the grip gets a little slick.

Estwing EBTA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe
Estwing EBTA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe

N0. 5 Estwing EBTA Tomahawk Axe

Looking for a lightweight tomahawk that can perform like the big boys? Weighing in at only 27- Ounces, the Estwing EBTA Tomahawk Axe may be what you are looking for.

This light weight wonder, made of American metal, is specifically designed for extended use without fatigue while chopping, swinging, digging, trenching, and rescue operations.

As a Tactical Tomahawk, this baby is molded around the Vietnam era tomahawk. I must admit, this isn't exactly designed for the weekend explorer or camper. It is more of a fire rescue and elite forces tool.

The one draw back I found was that it does not come with an edge. and it can take a bit of work to put the first good one on it.

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No. 6 The Black RoninNo. 7 SOG Specialty F06P-N FastHawkNo. 8 Estwing ETA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe with Leather GripNo. 9 SOG Tactical TomahawkNo. 10 Schrade SCAXE4 Tomahawk Knife
No. 6 The Black Ronin
No. 6 The Black Ronin
No. 7 SOG Specialty F06P-N FastHawk
No. 7 SOG Specialty F06P-N FastHawk
No. 8 Estwing ETA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe with Leather Grip
No. 8 Estwing ETA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe with Leather Grip
No. 9 SOG Tactical Tomahawk
No. 9 SOG Tactical Tomahawk
No. 10 Schrade SCAXE4 Tomahawk Knife
No. 10 Schrade SCAXE4 Tomahawk Knife

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