By M. W. Byrne

Modern Ancient Warfare: The 15 Best Tactical Tomahawks

Soldiers, mercenaries, security personnel, law enforcement operators, and others who live and die by the gun are turning to tactical tomahawks to complete their combat kit.

We run through reviews of the 15 best tactical tomahawks and axes to get you ready for battle and survival alike.

Walther WAL50748 Tactical Tomahawk

Ready for brick, metal, concrete, mortar, and all the materials of a city, it might not help you survive in the harsh wilderness, but fights in city streets just got a whole lot easier.


SOG Fast Hawk

Throwing and light hacking are the intention here, as is fighting in close quarters, where every inch and ounce can make the difference between a swift kill and a sloppy struggle.


Liantral Survival Axe Kit

With a 40 liter capacity, the North Face Router Transit has plenty of room for all your important stuff. It comes with lots of pockets and compartments, making it the ideal backpack for your backpacking needs or business travel.


United Cutlery M48 Hawk Axe

Beginning with a wide, upswept blade that hews and chops with swiftness, while the spiked reverse head provides plenty of picking and grinning, there’s few tactical tomahawks out there that have quite the same level of workmanship, combat readiness, and pure allure of the M48.


Browning Shock N’ Awe Tomahawk

Dense and hard, you can use it as a work axe or hatchet, but it’s like using a SIG Sauer to open a can of beans.


Condor Tool & Knife, TRT (Tactical Rescue Tomahawk)

The TRT is a heavy monster that’s built more for rescue jobs or slow breaking & entering gigs. It’s too cumbersome for quick action in a tight spot.


Boker’s Plus Vox T-Hawk

The whole build is straightforward function, without even an attempt to dress it up. Because it works well enough that window dressing would only drag it down.


Estwing Black Eagle Tomahawk Axe

Using the impact resistance and familiar feel of a hammer grip, you can kill or hack all the live long day using the comfortable Black Eagle. A true toolman’s weapon of choice.