Operator Axe from 5.11 Tactical

    Everyone’s favorite uber-tactical clothing company continues to expand its product offerings, this time in a rather inexplicable direction. Partnering with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics, the 5.11 VTAC Operator Axe is a multi-functional battle implement that would make a true viking or Goth swoon.

    The VTAC Operator Axe is not just designed for chopping watermelons in two. The VTAC team and 5.11 were able to work into it 24 total tools. Quoting 5.11: “This bearded axe features a hammer pry bar, wrench, sockets, metric and standard markings and hex wrench openings. Use the pry bar or axehead to pry through doors or windows without losing your grip thanks to a jimped shaft and handle.”


    Blade guys who enjoy such specs will see the Axe is SCM 435 Stainless Steel. The final finish on the outside is Black Oxide. Overall length is 15″ and weight clocks in at 1 lbs, 10 ounces. The sheath adds an additional 5 ounces to the overall carry weight.

    The 5.11 VTAC Operator Axe is 100% ambidextrous. The two-piece belt sheath is reversible for both right and left-hand belt mounting.

    Features (Courtesy of 5.11):

    • Ambidextrous, belt and MOLLE-compatible sheath
    • 24 tools and functions
    • Jimped shaft and handle for optimal grip
    • Adjustable carry angle
    • 5.11 Tactical® crosshair logo on both pieces

    Retail pricing is pegged at $159.00 with the axe available and shipping now. 



    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.