RMJ Tactical Shrike Tomahawk 15.5" Overall, Black Rubber Handle, Kydex Sheath with Low Ride Straps - SHR-BL
RMJSHRBL: Shrike Tactical Tomahawk, Black Rubber
It takes more than an aggressive look or a gray and black finish to make a tomahawk a tactical tomahawk. Remember, tomahawks were "tactical" for hundreds of years in their original forms. That is, they met the needs of the soldiers and frontiersman as both a tool and weapon in the battlefield conditions they encountered. In the view of RMJ Tactical, a contemporary tactical tomahawk should be able to withstand all modern battlefield conditions — areas ranging from the Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympics, to the Jungles of South America, to the rugged mountains in Afghanistan. RMJ Tactical tomahawks have been carried in all three.
A tactical tomahawk should be easy to use and carry. A well-designed tomahawk feels like a natural extension of the arm. The use of it should be intuitive. It is interesting to note that people throughout history have been naturally inclined to "hack" with a bladed object. As for the tomahawk scabbard, it should securely hold the tomahawk in place while making it easy to draw the tomahawk out. Also, the modern scabbard should have multiple carrying options. Finally, the modern tactical tomahawk should be able to perform as an efficient tool and weapon for the many tasks soldiers and officers encounter. RMJ Tactical makes tomahawks that meet these requirements. It is not by chance; it comes from many hundreds of hours of design time, customer input, customer requests, and testing, testing, testing.
To embark on designing a tomahawk that will be used in modern combat means embracing a new set of serious design issues that were previously not considered. The end user today is not necessarily interested in the historical aspects of the piece. The end user is not as interested in aesthetics. The most important part of the design is that the hawk can perform its tasks without any failure and with deadly efficiency. Worst case scenarios are played out with use, abuse, environment, and duration.
When Jimmy Lyle designed the knife used in the movie First Blood he commented that when designing the knife, he imagined himself stranded in the wilderness with just a knife. Then, he tried to think of all the things he would need in a knife to get out alive. The design process takes a similar route, drawing on not only RMJ's experience, but more importantly the experience of those who have been involved in Special Op missions, and those who have found themselves on the battlefield in ugly situations. The Shrike is the best-selling tomahawk from RMJ Tactical which includes an overmolded high durometer rubber grip which has been independantly tested to 2,000 volts.
There are three design laws when it comes to tactical weapons:
1. Don't neglect what has worked for centuries. Use lines and features that worked well in battles past and discard the rest.
2. Always take past and present battlefield conditions into consideration, and appropriately utilize both old and new materials in the best way possible to meet these conditions.
3. Strike the best balance possible between the most efficient design and the worst-case scenario design. Do this by drawing on the experience of others, and by extensively testing your design.
- Tough and durable in harsh environments
- Designed to pierce a kevlar helmet
- Easy to use and carry
- CNC Machined all 1075 steel construction
- Handle tang fixed into an insulated, non-conductive grip
- Cerakote finish
- Able to perform as a tool and weapon to assist in the many tasks that soldiers and officers encounter
- Hardened end cap unscrews to provide access to small storage area
- Bottom-eject Kydex scabbard included
- Lifetime Guarantee
- Chopping (including through doors and locks)
- A come-along
- "Rake and break"
- Breaking through brick and cinder block walls
- Punching and cutting through sheet metal
- Punching through body armor, easily reaching target areas of the body
- Overall Length: 15.5"
- Blade Steel: 1075 Carbon Steel
- Thickness: 0.365"
- Handle Material: Durometer Rubber, Black
- Sheath Material: Kydex
- Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz.
- Made in the USA