When it comes to versatile tools that can make a difference in both survival situations and everyday tasks, the SOG Tactical Tomahawk stands out as a top contender.
This review aims to provide an in-depth look at the features, benefits, and drawbacks of this tactical tomahawk, helping you make an informed decision before your next purchase.
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.
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
While the SOG Tactical Tomahawk is a well-rounded tool, it’s not without its drawbacks.
Some users have reported that the handle can become slippery when wet, which can be a significant issue in rainy conditions or sweaty palms.
Additionally, the tomahawk is not designed for heavy-duty tasks like splitting large logs, so it may not replace a traditional axe for some users.
You will find that the 420 stainless steel does not hold its edge like high-carbon steel would. However, 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 a higher swing speed to get the same impact force of a heavier hatchet.
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