|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches|
|Item model number||F01TN-CP|
|Material||420 Stainless steel|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Included Components||F01T-N Tactical Axe And Nylon Sheath|
|Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
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SOG Tactical Tomahawk F01TN-CP - Hardcased Black Axe Head, GRN Handle, Nylon Sheath, 2.75" Blade
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- Use this versatile tool for breaching operations, excavation, obstacle removal, extraction, and other utility applications
- Glass-reinforced nylon handle with 2.75-inch stainless steel ax head
- Tough ballistic polymer handle and nylon carry sheath
- An innovative, updated version of the Vietnam Tomahawk
- Length: 15.75-inches; weight: 24-ounces; lifetime warranty
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The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk is a versatile tool for breaching operations, excavation, obstacle removal, extraction and other utility applications. Made of 420 stainless steel with an attractive black finish, the 2.75-inch axe blade is designed to fight corrosion and impact damage to insure the strongest integrity. Engineered with SOG’s philosophy of blending the best tools into one unique multi-tool, turn the cutting edge around and use the blunt edge for hammering or the chiseled edge for extraction, while the side hammer checkering insures precision placement when swinging. The head of the axe is mounted to the glass-reinforced nylon handle with heavy-duty bolts and a steel ferrule. The handle has a no-slip grip and will fit comfortably in your hands. A ballistic nylon sheath with a snap closure and belt loop attachment is included for safety and easy portability. The F01TN-CP has an overall length of 15.75-inches and weight of 24-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.
The original Vietnam Tomahawk, SOG's F01T-N Tactical Tomahawk is the latest incarnation of one of history's most unusual weapons. This versatile piece of equipment handles a number of tasks including excavation, operations breaching, obstacle removal, and extraction, which makes the F01T-N an ideal tool for military and service personnel.
The dependable, 420 stainless steel head has a 2.75-inch edge. View larger.
Side hammer checkering helps ensure precision when pounding. View larger.
Heavy-Duty Components Meet Military-Grade Needs
The F01T-N's 420 stainless steel head has a 2.75-inch edge and is coated in a scratch-resistant, black oxide coating for reduced reflectivity. The head is mounted to a polymer handle with heavy duty bolts. The handle has as a steel ferrule to prevent splitting, and side hammer checkering ensures precise placement when pounding.
Ergonomic, Lightweight Design Ensures Comfortable Use
Even if your blade is sharp, it's hard to make precise cuts if your axe doesn't fit comfortably in your hand. That's why this axe features a unique, ergonomic handle. Crafted from tough, ballistic polymer, the textured handle is slip-free, durable, and well-balanced. Also, at just 24 ounces, the F01T-N is lightweight and easy to carry, and it comes with a nylon sheath for added safety.
This axe is backed by a one-year warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials.
About SOG: Strong, Innovative Specialty Tools
SOG originally stood for Studies and Observation Group, an elite joint services military group designed to handle covert operations during the Vietnam War. SOG Specialty Knives & Tools was founded in the spirit of this elite group and became the first knife manufacturer to offer an expanded line that included fixed blades, folding knives, and multipurpose tools.
Each SOG product is created by company Founder and Chief Engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability, and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military, and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.
What's in the Box
F01T-N Tactical axe and nylon sheath.
Top customer reviews
Good tomahawk for the money. I was able to buy this one and the Fasthawk for $35(ish) here on Amazon during a sale and an instant rebate. After testing them on a 3-4 inch diameter Oak Tree limb I am reasonably satisfied. I definitely recommend the Tomahawk over the Fasthawk when chopping small trees and larger limbs. It has much better weight, a larger blade, and can chop more efficiently. The Fasthawk is good, but it is only useful for small limbs and kindling. You can definitely chop very small trees with the Fasthawk, but it will take much more effort. If you are a backpacker, I recommend that you use the Fasthawk, as the Tomahawk is heavier. For kayakers (I use a large 13' kayak) the Tomahawk is just fine.
The biggest weakness of the Tomahawk and the Fasthawk is the handle. It is small in diameter and very slick. It is extremely hard to effectively grip them. I wrapped the handles in Camo form tape and then wrapped them in 550 paracord. After that I used small sections of bicycle tire tube (same as Ranger tape) and improved the grip even more. I added 1-2 inch sections of tube with 1 inch gaps in between each section. It definitely made a big difference.
This is a good light weight solution for your camping needs. If you plan to cut down larger trees and you plan to do it often, keep looking. This is not what you need. It will work great for my requirements during the occasional 3 to 5 day primitive camping trip.
I bought it at $30 and have to say it is worth it, given the price.
--The hard plastic handle is ridged, making it easy to grip, even while wet or grimy.
--The axehead came with a strong edge, and can be easily finished to a very sharp blade that lasts. (I used a Smith's pocket Pal <$10 to fine tune the edge).
--VERY light. the axe can be added to a hiking bag without being a burden.
--The rear spike on the back is pretty wicked, and can bite into very hard wood easily.
--This is a SMALL axe, you won't be chopping down trees with this, and my attempts to break open a broken log with a 24 in. diameter were pretty futile. I was very successful chopping up branches, and chunks of firewood under a foot in diameter, but heavy use on large logs loosened the axehead. The steel of the head goes about a third of the way down the handle, and even though it is reinforced, I managed to loosen the screws. If you don't have the right sized screwdriver bit (T10 bit fit well enough) to tighten everything, you might ruin the tomahawk.
--The sheath does its job, but i wouldn't call it excessively secure when you need it to be or quick-draw when you'd like it to be. It has a double stitched vertical strap that you can run your belt through, but in my experience that made it a bit awkward to re-sheath. It DOES have grommet holes along the top front and top rear edges of the sheath (I did not expect that from the pictures) that allow you to tie it to a backpack or wherever you'd like to secure it. These have been a mixed blessing as they allow flexibility in where you secure it, but depending on the shape of the bag, the tension on the sheath makes it difficult to draw the tomahawk from the sheath. So a little experimenting is in order here.
--I managed to chip the blade this past weekend while throwing it. The shape of the blade makes the top edge of the axe blade more susceptible to damage, and if it lands on a rock you might have chipped your an otherwise. This speaks more to my abuse as an owner than it does the axe's construction however.
So overall, it performed well. There are some issues I have with the sheath, but given the price I really can't complain. If you intend on using it heavily for chopping wood you may want to find another, more solid axe. But if you just want a light axe for light wood cutting or occasional hiking use with the perks of having a throwing tomahawk, you'd be very hard pressed to find a better buy than this. I would highly recommend finding T10 bits for your screwdriver as the head will likely start to loosen after some time. I will likely be wrapping the handle in paracord to improve comfort as well.
Most recent customer reviews
Seems fairly well balanced and I was able to stick it into a dead tree about 80% of the time my first time...Read more