Wrath CrashHawk | SHOT 2017

Wrath CrashHawk

Wrath CrashHawk

Not every problem can be solved by a bullet. Right tool for the job, and all. So when you need to chop something, the Wrath CrashHawk combines the best features of a tomahawk and a crash axe in a solid tool that is sure to be as useful as it is fun. The Wrath, by Filo Bladeworks, is on display at the Doublestar booth.

“I wanted something that operators would not be afraid to take out into the field,” said designer Rob Cabrera.

The tomahawk blade has a peaked “cut on impact” tip and the spike is scalloped for increased penetration. The neck is fluted to reduce weight and the ergonomic handle is textured enough for a sure grip but not overly aggressive.

The Wrath is constructed of S7 steel, like jackhammer bits. It has an overall length of 16.5 inches and weighs just over 2 pounds. It retails for $564.

Wrath CrashHawk with sheath

Wrath CrashHawk with sheath





Shelby Murdoc

Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I read a story recently about SEALs who were ordered to carry “tomahawks” on operations and were not happy about it.
    Apparently STS is in the midst of some housecleaning due to a lot of excessive force incidents in the field.

    • KestrelBike

      Gonna take a stab (*cringe*) at translating your last:
      Apparently some Seal Team Six guys used tomahawks on some terrorists while operating operationally and now they are having to make some of those dudes leave because things got too bloody. ???

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Kinda.
        This article, in spite of the seemingly biased title, is pretty informative. The authors sources are current and former CO’s and members of STS.

        https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/

        • KestrelBike

          Oh wow. Gonna have to send this one to my kindle. Thanks for the link! Also, how’d you get it past the URL-filter?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I dont know, thats weird.

            I thought it was pretty interesting. Let me know what you think.

        • Wow!

          Hopfully with Trump around the stupid concept of “war crimes” will die. The whole point of warfare is because you refute the current world order. No one is going to follow or ever really have followed rules of warfare and won the conflict.

          • Nicks87

            That’s total bullsh*t. The Law of Armed Conflict is what separates us from the savages we’ve been fighting for the last 15 years. Mutilations and the desecration of dead bodies only galvanizes the enemy and makes their ranks swell and gives them motivation to fight harder.

          • Wow!

            You will never win any wars if you limit your tactics because you are scared to motivate the enemy. Any successful strategy will motivate the enemy by default. Mutilation does send a message in the same way 9/11 scared a lot of us. Warfare IS savage, and your civilized perception of it like it is game where everyone plays by the rules does not exist. The sooner we come to grip with this reality, the more aggressive we can fight and the quicker we can end a war.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Hot take alert.

          • iksnilol

            Soo, maiming/torturing people is a-okay in your book? Ethnic cleansing as well? That’s the “stupid” concept of war crimes.

            You make me sick.

          • Wow!

            No one mentioned ethnic cleansing, but nice talking points.

            War crimes are as stupid as gun control because it uses the same logic. It doesn’t do anything to stop any dictators and all it does is serve to hinder countries from doing what is necessary to end a conflict quickly.

          • iksnilol

            Ethnic cleansing is a war crime. You called the concept of war crimes stupid. Ergo, ethnic cleansing was mentioned by you.

          • Wow!

            Just because something is no longer “illegal” doesn’t mean we are going to do it or condone it. My comment specifically was directed to how torture/mutilation is a viable tactic and simply declaring that a certain act of war is illegal doesn’t stop belligerents from doing it. After all, what is anyone going to do to them? Go to war?

            Has the threat of violating international law ever stopped any genocide? Ultimately the only thing that stops a dictator is a revolution or other countries fighting. As I said previously, the whole point of warfare is because you deny the current world order. In the same way restricting guns doesn’t make people safe from criminals, and actually makes people unsafe because they aren’t able to defend themselves, having war crimes doesn’t stop dictators and only limits our ability to act agressively and overwhelm the enemy’s ability to fight by showing and doing whatever it takes to win.

            If we are not willing to utilize total warfare, then it is a war that is not worth fighting.

          • iksnilol

            Well, doing what your enemy is doing makes you just as bad.

            You can’t go “Saddam is mutilating and gassing people, we gotta stop him” when you’re doing the same.

            Also, laws are never about stopping things, they’re about consequences. Sure, “banning” murder doesn’t stop it, but it does put a framework to punish the individual afterwards in a court of law.

        • Nicks87

          Great read. It drives me nuts when people put special forces guys on a pedestal and act like they are super heroes or gods or some nonsense. They are people just like everybody else, some good, some bad and some ugly.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Absolutely. I think it actually diminishes some of the really heroic things some of those guys do when they are described in those super human terms. I think the majority are good guys, patriots, but some just wanna be in an elite club. I’d think that was pretty cool. Some are probably borderline sociopathic. I know a couple of seals from Saturday workouts at the park and they’re totally normal decent dudes but growing up my best friends dad was a Vietnam era seal who was without a doubt the biggest as-hole Ive ever met.
            It takes all kinds.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Scroll down to Section 2 for the tomahawk business.

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  • Edeco

    I’m not impressed by these hatchets that appear to be made of plate with the shaft same as the blade and barely trimmed or forged down.

  • Joe Gamer

    That price…
    Whew…

    Even for tool steel that seems steep…

    • Billy Jack

      It’s tactical and operator and FDE! That’s $300 right there.

      • mike

        Yes, but no tactical rails so I think I will pass.

        • Billy Jack

          “D@$&mit to hell Bob I told you to put rails and a scope on it!” Fugly Axe R&D Team

  • Ryfyle

    More of a Stab guy myself, would pay for a Tactical Gladius if one was to produce one. I love a good thrusting sword as well.

    • KestrelBike

      There’s something just raw & awesome about Gladiuses (Gladii?).

      Mainz or Pompeiian?

      • VanDiemensLand

        Cold Steel make a polymer coated gladius, I’ve got one to repel barbarians

        • Billy Jack

          Eurozone?

          • VanDiemensLand

            Aus

      • Ryfyle

        Hispaniensis. I like a bit more reach.

      • Edeco

        How plebian. I want a spatha with rounded, snag-resistant tip. Not to wave my snood around, but I basically identify as the equivalent of the equestrian order since I have formal training in things and completely own a 12 year old 4-cyl General Motor which you’ll recognize as the contemporary equivalent of a destrier.

    • Sasquatch

      Cold steel. Nuf said .

      • Ryfyle

        On the fence on that company.

        • Billy Jack

          Should be named Cheap Steal

        • Sasquatch

          Why is that?

    • int19h

      If you’re more of a stab guy, shouldn’t you be going for spears?

      • Ryfyle

        Nah, Already have a Mosin.

  • hahahahahaha– A drop point on a hatchet is a recipe for self-inflicted kneecappin’, y’all; this thing is ridiculous unless you own stock in a for-profit hospital or something. If you reeeaaallly think you’ll need a Battlefield 1(AD) melee weapon in ~~THE SANDBOX~~, get a gorram fiberglass handled camp hatchet from Fiskars or something; they’re dirt cheap on Amazon, come with a combination guard/carrying handle, and are damn near indestructible even though they hardly weigh anything.

    • Charles Applegate

      +1 for ‘gorram’

  • Josh

    I think I’d get an estwing for $35 off amazon

    • Martin M

      Bingo. A shinglers hatchet is probably more useful. In fact, I prefer them.

      • Billy Jack

        A hatchet man. Guess you’re good at hatchet jobs.

  • Sasquatch

    Um give me a ago tomahawk.

  • Billy Jack

    It’s cheap! I’ll put a couple with my economical $2000 Steyr air pistols.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    If you want an interesting read about the early history (Vietnam Era) of the SEALs check out…

    https://www.amazon.com/Men-Green-Faces-Novel-SEALs/dp/1250036224

    In it one of the first members of STS flat out says that SF attracts sociopaths and people who are immoral. The psychological component of SEAL selection was designed to weed out those types but it sometimes does not work.
    Im not going to judge any of those guys. I dont know what its like to be at war for over a decade. I mean they signed up for it and can always quit I suppose but im not going to claim to know what its like.
    I totally understand wanting to get even. I do not at all understand killing and mutilating for “sport”. Hopefully the group can get any bad elements in line or out of the teams so the guys who are doing their job correctly will not be tarred with the same brush.