New Tactical Tomahawk From Browning

If you’re in the market for a sweet tomahawk, Browning may have just the weapon for you. If you’re not, well, you probably will be after seeing this. New for 2015 is their Shock ‘n’ Awesome Tactical Tomahawk, which is designed both for performance and to up your cool factor. Whether you actually use it to hack apart a fallen tree for firewood or want it as part of your SHTF kit, odds are there’s a place for it in your life. It has a Rockwell Steel Hardness of 50-55 and the handle is checkered for a positive grip; basically, it has the best of both worlds: brains and brawn. Who doesn’t need an awesome tomahawk?


From Browning:

The Shock ‘N Awesome Tactical Tomahawk features a hot forged, black powder coated 1055 tool steel blade. Opposite the blade resides a curved penetration spike. Overall length is 13″ and blade length is 2 5/8″.

The tough one-piece handle has a spiked pommel with lanyard hole. The handle is clad in checkered G-10 scales for a reliable grip.

For a secure carry, the Shock ‘N Awesome comes with a Blade-Tech™ molded polymer sheath with MOLLE compatible attachment system that easily adjusts for carry angle.

Suggested Retail $133.00.

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    What kind of casual do you take me for?

    • Sianmink

      Warhammer is always a nice choice.

    • Sianmink

      Personally, I prefer mace.

    • Do you hang a gutted pig carcass in your basement and beat on it with your warhammer?

      Those were the best parts of the Cold Steel demo DVDs.

  • marc

    “Shock ‘N Awesome Tactical Tomahawk” …

  • Bear The Grizzly

    Yay! Another made in china tomahawk.

  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    For 133 USD, it should be hand-forged in damascus-steel.

    • john huscio

      Having anything made in real Damascus steel (not the surface patterned garbage) would cost a lot more than $133…..

  • john huscio

    I have a twohawks warhawk in inventory right now, but I’ve been thinking hard about going to a solid one piece tomahawk for a while now

  • jacqueshacques

    Oh sweet, heavier than a knife but not big enough to do any meaningful woodcutting! Glad you can’t use the poll to drive nails or stakes, that might be important in a survival situation.

    • Grindstone50k

      But you can THROW it at the enemy when ISIS invades the mall! I totally keep my skills honed by practice throwing mine in the warehouse behind the RUE21.

  • Will

    I have my parents old Shapligh Hardware hatchet. Strong, reliable, free and takes an edge capable of being used to skin a deer.
    Not pretty…until you use it.

  • iksnilol

    Milk drinkers and their “tactical tomahawks”. Either add some rails or call it a regular tomahawk (though I doubt it qualifies as a tomahawk due to the cuved shaft).

    Moving aside from being a negative Nancy: what does this tomahawk offer that makes it worth 130 USD?

    • Grindstone50k


  • DaveP.

    “Tactical Tomahawk”. Yawn. Wake me when you have a strategic option.

    • Drapetomanius

      Amateurs talk about tactics; professionals worry about logistics.

      • Grindstone50k

        Logistical Tomahawk…

  • Epic Eric

    This needs more rail space.

  • Don Ward

    George Washington: I cannot tell a lie. This tactical hatchet is effing stupid.

  • guest

    Where does one learn to use a tomahawk? I assume it’s intended for use as a melee weapon–not that there’s anything wrong with that–but it’s not like I can just go to the local indoor pistol range with it and start swinging it at targets. Well, I suppose I could–but only once.

    • Tassiebush

      Paladin press have a book or two on the subject.

      • Last of the Mohicans has some sweet ‘hawk action. Some dual-wielding ‘hawk and knife bits too.

        I now need to form a band called Sweet Hawk Action…

        • Cleophus

          Don’t forget the Mel Gibson movie “Patriot.” Remember, “aim small, miss smalll!”

    • john huscio

      There are people out there who teach tomahawk and bowie knife fighting (hawk in one hand, bowie in the other) there are a couple guys in Louisiana (nawlins) that do this, the names escape me at the moment

  • Grindstone50k

    About 10 years behind, Browning. “Tactical” hawks are sooo passe now.

    • Phil Hsueh

      But if it works and works well does it matter much where it’s made?

  • Sianmink

    It’s Canada. you need to be prepared in case of opportunity lumber.

  • They can be fun to throw. You can get an old style from the 1800’s or one of the newer styles. Most of them are fairly easy to learn on.

  • One of mine. It’s one solid piece of steel so it won’t break throwing it.

  • Sulaco

    Use caution. Hawks are illegal in some states including Texas from what I have read.