The word “tomahawk” was actually derived from the Algonquian word “otomahuk” which meant “to knock down”. The tomahawk was originally used by Native Americans as a weapon and a tool. You might be thinking what is the difference between a tomahawk and other similar tools like a hatchet or an axe. To end this confusion I will tell you what a tomahawk is.The tomahawk is in the axe family and has two or more functions while a hatchet or axe has one. The blade side of the tomahawk is used for cutting or chopping. The other side of the tomahawk which is the butt or poll is typically used for breaking, impaling or breaching.
The tomahawk became tactical during the Vietnam War era when Peter LaGana introduced the tactical tomahawk to the US Army and started selling it to them. For the U.S. military this tool had many features and benefits…show more content… A mountain man or a native Indian takes a down a man by throwing a tomahawk in the air and sticking it in the enemy’s back. All jokes aside there are many serious competitions all over the world where people compete to see who can precisely strike their tomahawk targets. These tomahawks are optimized to be thrown instead of for other purposes like smashing a window or deflating a tire.
A tomahawk designed for combat is not that different from a tactical or throwing tomahawk except that these tomahawks have been developed specifically for use in fighting and military operations. The main difference is that combat tomahawks are lighter because of the need to swing the tomahawk with relative ease and to make it easier to carry around all the time.
Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Demonstration Video
Reviews of the 5 Best Tomahawks
Honestly, most of the tomahawks included above are very good choices; but there are a few that we just need to point out as our favorites. Below you will find our top 5 candidates for overall best tomahawk along with a more detailed review of each