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Being that the tomahawk is native to North America, it is fitting that the SOG tactical tomahawk was designed in Seattle, Wash. As noted, this tomahawk has a design based on the classic Vietnam tomahawk. Though SOG has modernized the tool, you will find that its 2.75-inch blade (.25-inch thickness) is more than capable of completing a number of cutting-related jobs. It has an overall length of 15.75 inches and seems to be balanced perfectly, weighing in at just 24 ounces. The head, which is forged from 420 stainless steel and is viciously sharp right out of the package, is mounted to a fiberglass-reinforced, polymer handle using heavy-duty bolts and a steel ferrule connector designed to provide enhanced stability and durability. The handle also features a unique texture designed to provide for a more secure grip and includes a hole through which a lanyard can be threaded.
As the head of the tomahawk is the main attraction, there are a few other noteworthy features that you should know about. Just above the bolts, you will find a checkered side that is intended as a precise hammering area. On the head of the tomahawk, opposite the blade, you will find a spike that is designed for impaling. It can be used for a number of different operations, including both breaching and excavation. Finally, there is the added benefit of a nylon sheath. This military-grade sheath serves to protect the head of the tomahawk when it is not in use and is resistant to both mold and mildew.