Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
This tomahawk is hands down the best product for the money available. One of the guys in my platoon has another brand that cost him over $300, and I actually like this one better. It can be used for light breaching duties,ie prying doors, window rake, etc. The finger grooves up under the head are a nice touch for choking up if you wanted to use the blade like a knife, or in a confined space where you couldn't swing and had to punch with it. That said, this isn't the tomahawk to buy if you need a tool for camping. It's primarily a weapon. The spike is perfect for hitting someone in the head with, but if you need to hammer in some tent stakes, not so good. The blade has a nice, sharp, rolled edge, and cuts thru wood easily. The handle is made of a tough plastic/fiberglass material, and should last forever unless you set out to break it on purpose. I agree with the other reviews about it being a little slippery, but it's still better than smooth wood as far as grip goes. With gloves it isn't an issue, or just put some grip tape on it. The sheath is only for safely transporting it, there is no way to carry it on you, and it's kind of a pain to put on and off. I would definitely buy an aftermarket sheath if I could find one that I could attach to molle gear. All told, this is about the best hand to hand weapon out there, especially for the money. It also has plenty of utility if you need to chop or smash things.