Colin Despins, a designer of tactical resources from the USA, introduced us to a completely new design of a tactical tomahawk.
The design of the "Tomahook" is influenced by the Celts, Vikings and Native Americans, offering a high degree of functionality thanks to its versatility. So, of course, it can be used for much more than a hatchet, although its wide, sharp edge makes this use very effective. The upper end of the ax head is sharpened like a chisel and is excellently suited for levering open boxes, for example. The Tomahook is also wonderfully suited for use as a shovel. And the knife-like edge can even be used to skin and dismember a deer in case of emergency.
The ability to engage the handle directly and securely behind the cutting edge makes a variety of finer cutting work possible. Likewise, this recess can also be used as hooks for various applications. The back of the ax head has a rounded point of impact which may, for example, provide valuable services as a glass breaker.
The special design of the Kydex sheath allows you to keep the sheath covered for many working and cutting applications.
The recessed G-10 scales don't only allow you to hold the Tomahook safely and comfortably. Almost every point of the tang is usable as a tool. There is even a grip on the ax head to make using the steel end as an impact tool safely possible.
The proven SK5 carbon steel is used, which becomes corrosion-resistant thanks to the subsequent coating. The SK5 carbon steel, even though it's not corrosion resistant, is the ideal material for this tactical tomahawk, but due to the nature of this steel, it may show some light corrosion on the uncoated edge occasionally, which can be removed by a short resharpening. A high-class tactical tool with a plethora of options! Cut length approx. 14.2 cm. Thickness (without scales) approx. 4.5 mm.
|Total length:||46,0 cm|
|Blade thickness:||4,5 mm|
|Type:||Axe / Tomahawk|
versatile and value
Posted by David P Sydney on 6th Jul 2017
Covering a myriad functions enables the Boker Tomahook can be adapted to almost any scenario.
This Boker Tomahook functions not only as a versatile cutting tool but the broad back of the head makes it a functioning entry, emergency and survival tool.
The only slight reservations are the lower corrosion resistance of the SK-5 steel and the inability to fix this the tool to a pack.
All in all an extremely versatile and high value tool for many people.