Best Tactical Tomahawk: 3 Things To Look For When Buying One

Best Tactical Tomahawk Reviews / Shopping Tips

Jeff Anderson

Tactical tomahawks have received a lot of recognition lately, and not just from the wannabe zombie hunters out there.

In today’s tactical landscape, these weapons are being adopted into the arsenals of law enforcement, rescue personnel, and even active duty military.

This begs the question: Which one do you buy?

Recently, I talked tomahawk shopping with the American Tomahawk Company's Eric Fehrman.

Here's a summary of what he told me.

3 Things To Look For In A Tactical Tomahawk

Best Tactical Tomahawk Reviews / Shopping Tips
Best Tactical Tomahawk Reviews / Shopping Tips
Eric Fehrman

The fireman’s axe was long a staple of rescue equipment, and for obvious reasons: It provided leverage and allowed rescuers to make their way through obstacles.

The tomahawk does this as well, while also giving first responders and other emergency personnel a very effective means of defending themselves.

The versatility,  the effectiveness of the tomahawk as both a tool and a weapon, has made it a valuable piece of equipment worthy of a closer inspection for anyone who’s serious about survival in a multitude of scenarios.

Tomahawks are everywhere now:  in catalogs, on every knife website, on social media (where companies do giveaways and promotions) and at gun shows.

(They’re even easily found in sporting goods stores now.)

With all these options, however, there are certain features that you should consider when you purchase a tomahawk to add to your arsenal of survival tools and weapons.

That's because all tomahawks are NOT created equal.

Consider the following, then, when you're shopping.

1. Buy A Trusted Brand

The first thing you should look for in a ‘hawk is a trusted brand, a manufacturer who is well known and has a good reputation.

Because of the rise in popularity of the tomahawk, cheap knockoffs and junk made anonymously somewhere in China is all over the market.

(A lot of the cheap tomahawks look and feel like junk because that is what they are.)

They are cheaply made and will break easily. Many have substandard sheaths, too.

If either the tool or its carry system breaks when you need it most, you are trusting your life to a piece of cheap garbage.

Avoid the no-name brands and go with a tomahawk that comes from an established manufacturer known for its quality.

2. Make Sure It Offers Good Utility

Don’t select a ‘hawk simply because it “looks cool” or even because it looks especially intimidating.

Tomahawks are intimidating and wicked looking pieces of gear, yes, but there are a lot of “fantasy” tomahawks on the market that look scary.

They’re full of strange curves, spikes, and other details that serve no real value other than to make them look fierce.

Chances are a tomahawk like this will break when you need it most, no matter how “bad” it looks.

Don’t buy something because it’s painted bright green and has the word “zombie” on it, either.

Instead, buy a tomahawk that is compact, lightweight, and has the features you believe will be most useful.

Another thing that people often overlook when it comes to ‘hawks is the sheath.

(Some manufacturers offer really terrible “sheaths” with their tactical tomahawks, flimsy pieces of nylon that are really just blade covers.)

Look for one that has a sheath that won’t fall apart soon after you start carrying it.

3. Look For A Strong Handle To Head Join

Most axe, hatchet, and tomahawk failures happen where the handle meets the head.

Look for a good ‘hawk that has a strong, sturdy joining of the head to the handle, so that you know it is a point of strength rather than weakness.

(Some synthetic handles offer better strength than wood.)

Test the head of the tomahawk to see if it shifts in your hand when you grip it and the handle and try to move the two.

Tomahawks are very useful tools.

Shopping for one requires that you pay attention to these details.

If you follow these guidelines, you will find a weapon that is right for you.

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Tactical Tomahawk: The Best CQC Techniques!

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

The growing interest in tomahawks over the last several years means you can find them everywhere these days.

The thing that makes the tomahawk a great tool AND weapon is that it is gives you lots of power and lots of leverage.

When you're training with your ‘hawk, though, you still need to know:

Which CQC techniques should I be drilling?

Recently, I talked tomahawks with the American Tomahawk Company's Eric Fehrman.

Here's a summery of what he told me about using the tactical ‘hawk.

The Best CQC Techniques For The Tomahawk!

Eric Fehrman

From a historical warrior’s perspective, the tomahawk was one of the earliest close quarter combat weapons.

It really has been a feared weapon in many battlefields, from Vietnam and even now in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Those with training and experience in close-quarters combat know that certain techniques with the tomahawk can prove very effective…

…no matter what the battleground.

#1: Most Stick Fighting Moves Work GREAT

The tomahawk is uniquely American.

The beauty of the weapon is its simplicity.

This is a striking weapon.

You don’t have to be a samurai warrior or a martial arts master to use a ‘hawk effectively.

Put it in your hand and you immediately have an extra foot or foot and a half of reach, depending on the handle, and that means an advantage over your opponent.

Where specific techniques are concerned, however, the tomahawk can be used in the same way that any stick or hammer can be used.

If you have any training in stick fighting, such as in Filipino Martial arts, you can use the tomahawk in much the same way.

Any baton technique can generally be applied to the tomahawk as well.

#2: Techniques With Other Weapons Work GREAT, Too

This tool is very intuitive because it is shaped like, and weighted similarly to, a hammer.

Most people have swung a hammer before.

The weight of a tomahawk naturally brings the hammer to mind.

If you swing a tomahawk in the same fashion, you can do serious damage with it when fighting an opponent.

In the news recently there have been a number of high profile hammer attacks.

These could just as easily have been conducted with a tomahawk as with a common claw hammer.

Because the ‘hawk is both simple and also compact and light enough to be used in one hand, it can be wielded in conjunction with many other weapons.

These include handguns and knives.

You can easily carry a tomahawk in one hand and another weapon in the other while using both effectively, in other words.

#3: It's Fantastic For Hooking Techniques

The tomahawk’s design makes it naturally useful for both hooking and pushing. That is its T-shape.

Using the hook of the tomahawk, you can grab an opponent, pull him toward you, pull him to the side, disarm him, deflect a strike, or just push him off.

The tomahawk makes a whole variety of drawing, manipulating, and disarming techniques available to the user.

Because you can potentially catch or deflect something coming at you, the tomahawk is also a great blocking tool.

To sum up, then, the ‘hawk is a very useful close quarters battle weapon.

It can be used easily and intuitively.

It can be used in conjunction with another weapon.

It is also, thanks to its design, a natural hooking and blocking tool.

These features make it a valuable component of your survival arsenal… and one you should explore if you don't have it already.

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Why You Should Add A Tactical Tomahawk To Your Arsenal

Tactical Tomahawk

More and more knife companies are offering tactical tomahawks or hatchet-like weapons to their lineups these days.

The tactical tomahawk is, in fact, all the rage among alternative weapons and survival tools.

So what makes this weapon a worthwhile addition to your personal arsenal?

There are multiple reasons you might choose to acquire one.

Here's Why You Need A Tactical Tomahawk In Your Survival Weapon Arsenal…

Tactical Tomahawk

The first thing to consider is that the tactical tomahawk is simply a great weapon.

Everyone knows that at some point, the firearms they carry for self-defense could break, be confiscated, or run out of ammunition.

If you have a problem with your primary weapon, knowing that you have something at your fingertips that is quick to deploy and deadly effective can make all the difference in the world.

That is what the tactical tomahawk offers, after all.

It is essentially a lightweight hatchet that combines the best features of a hammer and a pick in one easily and intuitively handled package.

Anyone can swing a hammer, and that means anyone can use a tomahawk to apply potentially deadly force very quickly.

Tactical Tomahawks For Obstacle Breaching

The tactical tomahawk is a great all-around utility tool for breaching obstacles.

People who work in search and rescue, fire rescue, law enforcement, and the military want to be able to do things like pry open a door, bust through a crate, split wood, or perform a tactical breach.

Whether it is popping glass or, in a pinch, even digging, a tactical tomahawk is a tremendously useful survival and utility implement.

Tactical Tomahawks Just Plain Look “Bad-Ass”!

Finally, there is something that few people want to admit, but which is a fact anyway.

The tactical tomahawk is simply intimidating.

You probably first became aware of the tomahawk in Westerns.

It was the weapon of the Native Americans, primitive but deadly, used for scalping enemies.

The tactical tomahawk, therefore, is wicked-looking piece of gear that speaks to great power and brutality.

Facing someone armed with a tactical tomahawk may cause the opponent to feel defeated before he has even begun, which gives the defender with the tomahawk a psychological advantage.

Tactical tomahawks are a fad, yes, but they are a fad for all the right reasons.

Regardless of why they have finally become popular, they were always a good idea for people engaged in first responder, rescue, survival, and related activities.

They are also simply a great idea for the citizen who wants a tactical tool of self-defense close at hand.

The tactical tomahawk is a very effective weapon that is very easy to use because it can be swung like a hammer or used to chop like a hatchet.

These are tools that everyone has seen or used at one time or another.

Despite that simplicity, the tactical tomahawk is also a valuable utility tool that is uniquely intimidating and can be used for many applications quickly and efficiently.

MCS Podcast 32: Tactical Tomahawk With Eric Fehrman

Tactical Tomahawk Survival Weapon

Tactical Tomahawk Survival Weapon

Too many people dismiss the tactical tomahawk as some kind of “fantasy weapon” that has no practical purpose in a survival arsenal.

I beg to differ.  And so do thousands of soldiers and law enforcement officers who right now are carrying a hawk on the various streets and in war zones across the globe.

In this podcast, the #1 tomahawk supplier for military and police, Eric Fehrman, reveals why you should consider adding a haw to your own survival weapons cache… and how to put it into use during a crisis.

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Here's what's in store for you in this week's broadcast…

  • Exactly how the tomahawks of today are being put into use by our boots-on-the-ground warriors across military and law enforcement.
  • The top 3 features to look for in choosing a new tomahawk that will save you from falling for the cheap zombie hawks flooding the market!
  • Close-quarters combat! How to use the tactical tomahawk for personal defense – even in the space the size of a phone booth!
  • The “art” of hawk throwing! (It's easier than you think.)
  • More than just a weapon – how to use the hawk during a disaster or collapse to get you and your family to safety!
  • How to train with the hawk… so you're always at-the-ready when a crisis hits!

You know you've always wanted a tomahawk, right?

Well now you can do more than just “look” badass… you will BE badass as you master the skills you need to wield this weapon in a crisis or combat!

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