Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

//Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

Gerber Downrange Tomahawk

downrange-tomahawkThere’s something decidedly awesome about Tomahawks. Maybe it’s the little boy in me that wishes he was still out climbing trees, building potato cannons, riding BMX, or playing Cowboys and Indians well past an appropriate age…

Maybe it’s because they are actually a useful tool. (Maybe both. And that’s ok too.)

Recently, Gerber released the Downrange Tomahawk. And it slashes in somewhere between the Tacticool SOG and something a little more well rounded.

Primarily the design is that of something practical. Instead of a spiked warhawk, this sports a hammer head. It also has a cutout head for gripping when using the pry-bar, a finger groove between the axe head and handle for chocking up on the axe, and a KG gun cote to keep the hawk from falling prey to rust.

The Downrange Tomahawk features and specs:

  • Axe head (Kind of goes without say)
  • Rear hammer head
  • 420HC steel body with KG gun cote
  • Desert tan G-10 scales
  • Pry bar
  • Molle compatible sheath
  • Weighs in at 3.7lbs
  • Length 22 inches

Read more or get your hawk on here

Downrange Tomahawk sheath

By | 2016-10-15T00:08:42+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Friday Survival Gear Reports|5 Comments

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5 Comments

  1. Robert Swartley November 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Looks pretty cool. Did you guys have a chance to test it out? I am curious how much flex is in the shaft when using the prybar feature. I keep a Stanley Fatmax FuBar in the trunk JIC, and it is pretty awesome. I was looking to add a hatchet / hand axe and this looks like I may be able to replace the FuBar for grab and go purposes.

    • Aaron Frankel November 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Hey Robert! Hope all’s well man.

      Nope, haven’t had a chance to play with one yet. Let you know if we do.

  2. Richard Hauser November 12, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    With the handle in the hollowed out head, it almost looks like you could convert this to a saw. It certainly seems cool, but for the weight I’d like to get as much use out of it as possible. Though maybe it isn’t necessary, does a hatchet completely replace a saw?

  3. Buddha January 10, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    The Trucker’s Friend seems to do the same job but at less than half the cost: Trucker’s Friend

    And it looks like (and is) something sold at a truck stop or hardware store instead of the tacticool store. I like tacticool but sometimes it’s better to fly a little under the radar on things.
    -Buddha

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