The Cold Steel War Hawk features a modern tomahawk design for tactical use. This model is built with a drop forged 1044 carbon steel axe head in a black finish. The tough handle is made from polypropylene that will never crack, rust, or split. It has a wide, bearded axe head and a tanto style spike that will make light work of any tactical challenge. Item includes a Secure-Ex sheath for secure carry.
This is the first tomahawk I've found that works really well. The moment I held it in my hand I could tell that it wanted to be thrown. For the price there isn't anything else on the market that can compete with what this tomahawk offers. I used this axe to clear out an overgrown area and chopped down 3-5" in diameter trees and this axe did it without any issues. The pick on this axe penetrates so well it's scary. I've used it to split logs when processing sketchy pieces of firewood. I also put a 90 degree edge on the spine of the pick so now it showers sparks off of my ferro rod, making the War Hawk an even more versatile tool. I understand that a tomahawk is bound to pick up some chips and rolls due to being thrown, Cold Steel took this into account chose a softer steel that holds an edge decently well yet is very easy to resharpen. Personally I think I would like to have a little more edge retention, but I'm still happy with the edge life on the War Hawk. The only actual concern I had was that the handle becomes slick if it gets wet. I wrapped it in hockey stick tape and now it's always secure in my hands. Overall an awesome amount of bang for your buck for a tool with nearly endless applications at an affordable price point. Well done Cold Steel.
This axe will absolutely chop through wood, but it's not really the best axe for that, mostly due to the shape of the handle. That said, it is great for destroying things, and the point on the back pierces through metal and glass fairly easily! I keep it in the truck just in case
Pros: good design, ax head durability, innovative sheath. Neutral: Will have to locktite all hardware. Cons: polypropylene handle seems less durable.