The SOG Tactical Tomahawk combines both traditional hand-to-hand and throwing hatchet components. It features a lightweight one-handed design, with a straight cutting edge on one side of the head and a spike for breaking or wedging on the other. It’s one of the best hatchets you can find for multi-purpose use.
Its blade consists of 420 stainless steel, with a Rockwell Hardness rating between 51 and 53. This will hold an edge well, while not being so hard as to chip easily.
The handle uses glass-reinforced nylon. That makes this handle significantly harder and stiffer than regular nylon. It also has greater tensile strength than nylon handles that lack reinforcement.
SOG uses a black finish on the metal, which matches the handle and the sheath. You can also have the manufacturer engrave your SOG Tactical Tomahawk.
You can use this tomahawk as a utility tool for chopping with its blade, breaking apart materials with the spike, or hammering with the checkered section on the side of the blade.
The Tactical Tomahawk includes these features and benefits:
- Ballastic Nylon Sheath: The tomahawk comes with a protective sheath with snap button closures. It is durable and offers secure protection
- SOG Limited Lifetime Warranty
- SOG provides free sharpening (you pay shipping)
- Overall Handle Length: 15.75 inches
- Overall Blade Length: 2.75 inches
- Total Weight: 24 ounces
Some things to consider before buying include:
You will find that the 420 stainless steel does not hold its edge like high-carbon steel would. But using the 420 stainless steel makes for far better corrosion resistance and significantly better chip resistance. It’s also easier to sharpen.
Also consider that the one-handed design is relatively lightweight. That means you will need higher swing speed to get the same impact force of a heavier hatchet.