Since primitive times tomahawks and axes have been vital weapons and tools for survival and they have continued to be an important cutlery tool in modern times. Built for chopping, as well as, cutting and piercing, they are true workhorse tools ready for anything. BUDK.com has a wide selection of both from accurate replicas, crafted to look just like those of old, to tactical tomahawks and axes, built for today’s survival needs. You’ll find blades of high carbon steel, cast stainless steel and oxide-coated steel, in all shapes and sizes, allowing for a variety of uses. There are handles of wood, nylon fiber and ABS in different lengths and grip styles. We stock premium brands, which include M48, Timber Wolf, Legends In Steel, Schrade and CRKT.
- What is the difference between an axe and a tomahawk?
Basically, a tomahawk, is a small, one-handed hatchet first used by American Indian warriors as a weapon and tool. Its design is different than a traditional axe in that its blade is usually thinner and the eye, which is the part of the head that the handle is inserted into, is rounder. Axes, used for chopping and splitting wood, tend to be much larger and are made to be used with two hands.
- I’m looking for something specific. What kind of axes do you have?
Our selection includes both functional and fantasy axes. We have fireman and rescue axes, dragon-themed display designs, throwing axes, tactical and battle axes, double-bladed and Viking axes.
- What can a tomahawk be used for?
Since, a tomahawk is basically a hatchet, it can be used for small chopping and cutting tasks. Some feature a spike on one side of the head, giving you a penetrating tool. They’re also popular throwing instruments.
- Do you have throwing axes?
Yes. We have several designs of throwing axes including traditional wooden handled hatchets and aerodynamic, one-piece stainless steel axes.
Top Customer Reviews
- J Small (Fitzgerald, GA) - Great
I have one of these throwing axes, first off let me say this robert shifflet is one of the most brilliant designers of knives i have seen in a long time. His triple lightning set is also great for the novice to begin with for the throwing trade. The axe is well balanced and easy to throw. You have to work with the aim a bit, because it is a lot different then throwing knives. If you do not get it right away stick with it, thowing is a great hobby and it is a great stress releiver. Seriously though if you want a great axe for throwing with out breaking the bank. BUY THIS AXE. P.S. make sure you practice safely when using these throwing knives. They do bounce back from time to time.
Review of: Singapore Sling Throwing Axe Silver With Sheath
- Doug B(Oxford, MI) - The Smasher
I love the M-48 line! I own 6 tomahawks, 2 Spears (BOGO-Best Deal ever!) and now the War Hammer. This thing is wicked! No hammering nails here. The Pink color adds to the conversation. The only reason to have this thing is to Smash things! Definitely something for the man who has everything!
Review of: M48 Steel Mistress Tactical Hammer With Sheath
- Anonymous Ninja (Lolipopville, IL) -Sick tomahawk!
This came really fast and is a really great tomahawk, razor sharp, and not small either, this is the real deal, thanks BUDK!
Review of: Black Ronin Tactical Throwing Tomahawk Axe with Sheath
- mattk21 (Northville, MI) -m48 tactical tomahawk
In my 10 years of throwing tomahawks, I've never thrown anything this great. It is very well designed and its durability is out of this world! I would recommend the M48 tactical hawk to anyone who enjoys the art of throwing, beginner or professional. Thank you BudK!!
Review of: United Cutlery M48 Hawk Axe Tactical Tomahawk
- Elexus (Illinois)- Daily Use
I received this as a Christmas gift from my sweetheart, since he sees me periodically take my old broken hatchet to wood when I'm stressed or angry. It's practical and a good weight since I'm not very strong and I'm a very small woman in stature alone. It's exactly what I expected and a little more since I didn't think this blade as is would cut anything, but one swing unsharpened and I split a good sized log and shot splinters across the room. As for the 'glue' It's not actually a practical piece and can be removed if the user desires. Simply the little decorative band around the bottom and has nothing to do with the structural integrity of this item. Over all, it's comfortable, well shaped, a good weight, and I expect to use it on a daily basis to split wood this winter. For all of those people out there who are upset about it being dull bear in mind that I am a clumsy fool and would most likely chop off my own toes if it came fully sharpened so if you're gifting it to another fool it's perfect.
Review of: Black Legion Camping Hatchet
United Cutlery M48 Hawk Axe Tactical Tomahawk
This M48 Tactical Tomahawk is the ultimate tactical tool. It is lightweight to be carried all day without added muscle fatigue and the blade of the M48 Tomahawk offers a wide, upswept axe blade for mammoth chopping, slashing and cutting potential. The axe head is constructed of precision cast 2Cr13 stainless steel. When combined with the backside of the head, the spike and axe head make for an efficient personal defense and breaching tool as well as a great camping tool with an extremely fast chopping edge. The blade is securely attached to the sturdy nylon reinforced handle with 30% fiberglass and with three separate bolts.