SOG-A-HAWK CHOPPERS! | Tactical Knives

This trio of tactical hack-master knives is ready for breaching, throwing or wood-splitting duty!

SOG has always been one of the industry leaders when it comes to innovation. Now, using state of the art, corrosion resistant, and durable stainless steels cleverly mated with high-tech, lightweight, synthetic handle materials, the company has brought the simple tomahawk into the modern age of combat, utility, and exploration. There are three sizes available in order to be better matched to the personal needs of the user.

Long-handled cutting tools and throwing weapons have been used in warfare for hundreds of years by different cultures around the globe. Early Scandinavian explorers and raiding parties settled much of Europe wielding their bearded axes in the 10th century. Various tribes in Africa are known for using similar weapons, known by names like Nzappa zap or hunga munga. Even the Powhatan tribe of Virginia used stone tomahawks when Europeans arrived some 400 years ago. The tomahawk was a great all-around, general-purpose, chopping and cutting tool used by the indigenous peoples of the region, and later by the European colonials, for various cutting and chopping tasks in day-to-day life. However, it was also often wielded with great effectiveness in close-quarter combat, and as a hand-thrown weapon as well. In fact, the simple tomahawk is such an effective tool that, even with all of our advances in modern weaponry, it is still being used on battlefields around the world today.

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All three of these tools have a CNC-machined head and an integral flared tang that is made of 420 stainless steel, heat-treated to a durable 51-53 Rockwell. The tangs are all 3.5 inches long, 3/16-inch thick, fitted into a slot in a fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle, and held in place by two heavy-duty bolts and a steel feral. The handles are oval-shaped for easy indexing of the edge in the dark, and taper from 1 inch by 5/8-inch at the feral to 1.24 inches by 7/8-inch at the lanyard hole. All three come with bottom-eject, ballistic nylon sheaths that have belt loops on the back and secure the tools by means of heavy-duty snap fasteners. All three of the samples I received for testing came out of the box extremely sharp.

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, no stranger to the field of producing wickedly efficient cutting tools purpose-designed for combatants and rescue operations personnel, has brought the simple tomahawk into the modern age. Using modern synthetic handle materials and durable, corrosion-resistant stainless steels, SOG has brought forth a trio of hawks well suited to modern warfare, rescue and exploration.

All three of these tools have a CNC-machined head and an integral flared tang that is made of 420 stainless steel, heat-treated to a durable 51-53 Rockwell. The tangs are all 3.5 inches long, 3/16-inch thick, fitted into a slot in a fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle, and held in place by two heavy-duty bolts and a steel feral. The handles are oval-shaped for easy indexing of the edge in the dark, and taper from 1 inch by 5/8-inch at the feral to 1.24 inches by 7/8-inch at the lanyard hole. All three come with bottom-eject, ballistic nylon sheaths that have belt loops on the back and secure the tools by means of heavy-duty snap fasteners. All three of the samples I received for testing came out of the box extremely sharp.

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  • DrTom

    I own the Vietnam-style tomahawk (original).

    Beautifully balanced, sweet piece of cutlery. Not your Boy Scout hatchet. This is a finely made tool and weapon. If only someone had the vision to make a decent backpacking axe of similar design.

    And yes, they come from the factory sharp as hell. Be careful.