This Tactical Tomahawk Made By a Former Recon Marine Is One Hell of a Hatchet

Find out why it should be your chopper of choice.
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The EX-T01 Tomahawk is lightweight but durable (Photo: Hogue)

The EX-T01 Tomahawk is lightweight but durable (Photo: Hogue)

When you find yourself in a survival situation that requires slicing, chopping and/or digging, your little EDC ain't gonna cut it and a full-blown axe is overkill.

Just ask Allen Elishewitz, a renowned custom knife maker and former Recon Marine. He collaborated with the experts at Hogue Knives to create the Tomahawk EX-T01 ($300), pound-for-pound one of the lightest but toughest tactical tomahawks out there.

Safely stored in its magnetic G10 sheath (Photo: Hogue)

Safely stored in its magnetic G10 sheath (Photo: Hogue)

Cryogenically heat treated to a hardness of 54-56 on the HRC scale, the hand-sharpened S-7 tool steel blade is strong enough to do major damage to whatever you're whacking, but soft and shock-resistant enough to be durable and go the distance. 

And its skeletonized head makes it lightweight (less than a pound) and agile—plus serves as a great mechanism for the magnetic G10 sheath that keeps it at the ready. Don't believe us? Just watch it in action in the video above. 

Available in three finishes, this tomahawk is a handy tactical tool to have strapped to your waist or pack on your next outdoor adventure.

h/t: HiConsumption