Product DescriptionThe Downrange Tomahawk is a modern take on an ancient instrument of war - specifically designed to accomplish three breaching tasks. The axe head cuts through walls and rope while the hammer head is the perfect size for smashing through obstacles like hinges, door knobs and locking devices. A hefty pry at the end of the tool can be employed confidently with a cutaway handle in the axe head - this allows the user to maximize leverage during the breach. Desert Tan G-10 scales mount the 420HC steel with KG gun cote to provide maximum grip regardless of environment. The Downrange Tomahawk is an indestructible instrument of destruction.
- 3 tools in 1: Axe, Hammer Head, Pry Bar.
- 420HC steel body w/ Cerakote will not bend or break.
- Desert Tan G-10 composite scales on handle for grip.
- MOLLE-compatible sheath attaches to pack, webbing, or body armor.
- Get the job done on the first try.
- Made in USA axe head with integrated prying handle
- Hammer head and pry bar
- Desert tan G-10 handle with 420HC steel body
- Black KG Gune Kote
- Molle compatible sheath
Top ReviewsThere are BETTER tools for forcible entry - It is nearly impossible ...
by CGG (5 out of 5 stars)
September 29, 2014
My wife (Corinne) bought this for me. Unlike many who are looking at this for the zombie assault at world's end, I have a more pragmatic use - I am a firefighter by profession and am always looking to try out new tools. When I saw Gerber had designed this for the military, I was intrigued. After some research, I decided it was worth giving it a try. Let me be clear: There are BETTER tools for forcible entry - It is nearly impossible to beat a set of irons in skilled hands (that is a combination of a flat head axe and a Halligan bar) for breaching just about anything... but I wanted something light. As a company officer, I usually grab a short hook and my radio on most incidents... this is small and light enough that I was able to make shoulder strap to hold the tomahawk at my side and not impede me while wearing full structural turn out gear. This allows me to have a small pry/chop tool when looking for fire extension, a 'self rescue' tool to hook /chop/ pry, and more likely, a forcible entry tool I don't need to go back to the engine to get... Case in point - We had to make a forced entry to a steel door with a steel frame (typical in apartment/ condo buildings) and while we checked for open windows, keys under mats, etc... I told one firefighter to get the irons. While he went to get them, I decided to try this little tool... after all, time was important... The pry end was slim enough to fit into the small gap - a gap that a halligan would have needed to be driven into with an axe - and the angle on the end, along with the hand grip, made it easy to lean full body weight and pry against the door. The downrange tomahawk made quick work of the dead bolted door. Don't get me wrong - the Irons would have also made entry, but this is a tool I always have with me... and is light... and I am not worried about breaking it as it has a lifetime warranty from Gerber. So - other than crews acting like fools at shift change playing with the tomahawk, I think I will keep this handy. There is room for improvement - I plan on cutting a gas shut off into the handle...
Good thus far
by Whispering Barrels (3 out of 5 stars)
June 2, 2018
Use it for work, so far three stars. I would give higher, but many things go into rating items. Obviously performance is the winner / must have in work related uses. However, the price in comparison to others I use, lowers the rating. Many cannot afford an OOP of the unit, when there's others on the market that perform just as well, and have a much better acquisition price. There are several smaller companies offering (US made) breachers, axe's, that rate higher as they perform well, and are a much better price. The sheath for the axe blade is good, but threw away the molle sheath. I used regular molle web clips to hold it in proper place. In 6 months I will update the rating when appropriate; I attached a pic with the stock molle sheath before I threw in away; was not able to make a day in my vehicle.
Perfect evacuation bag emergency tool
by N/A (5 out of 5 stars)
June 9, 2018
This tool is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Admittedly it isn't good for slicing bread, but that's not the purpose. It's an emergency tool. I bought it for my go bag (or is it bug out bag?) for when the next natural disaster threatens. What's the point in having a water purification bottle, tarp, deck of cards, energy bars and zip ties if you can't heroically smash through a windshield or make your own entry way into a room? Granted, all I've used it for was to pound some 3-inch nails through a loose dock plank (like butter), cut down some ivy (total success), throw it at a tree (success at throwing, complete failure at sticking) and cut a banana (not a good idea). So balanced, a 7-year old could us it (don't tell my wife about that part). It seems tough and cleverly designed. Straps perfectly to the side of my go-bag (or is it bug out bag?).
..By making this a pry bar you get an axe with backwards balance.
by David Lopan (3 out of 5 stars)
January 9, 2018
By making this a pry bar you get an axe with backwards balance. The balance of this axe is completely backwards.
Just look at it. The axe head is super light and yet the widest part of the steel handle is at the bottom.
On top of that look at how you are made to grip this axe. Any good work hammer and your pinky finger is just an inch or 2 of the bottom of than handle. With this axe your pinky is 5 inches away from the bottom. You will not get the normal top heavy centrifugal force when you swing this axe because too much weight is concentrated in the handle and your hand is too high up. This is the last thing you want when you have a super light axe head with a big hole in it.
But for the record, this all had to be done to make a combo axe & pry bar. And the build quality was excellent. For those who really need both this would be a great buy. But for me, the trade offs were far to great.
If they would make a pure axe version of this... it would sell like hot cakes.
No edge on hatchet side
by Jeremy (3 out of 5 stars)
May 30, 2018
Design is ok. I liked the picture, but was less than impressed with the actual product. The hatchet blade was dull as a 2x4. It was literally flat on the edge. I took a grinder to it to put an edge on it, and then spent an hour with a stone to get it sharp. Otherwise it looks like a good utility tool. I won't know how well it holds up until I actually put it to use. It does feel solid and well balanced.
Only 3 stars because of the flat edge on the hatchet.
Great all around tool.
by D.M (5 out of 5 stars)
February 20, 2019
I leave this in my truck door. Use it to break glass in an emergency, or chop down a tree. I have even used the pryer on a fence to straighten out where someone bent it. The material is pretty tough, I would think you would really have to work to break it. I have not tried to throw it yet ( like a Tomahawk ) but I'll take their word for it. Seems weighted pretty well. It is pricey, but the quality is there. I think it was a great purchase.
Too many little flaws to make it functional
by kole (3 out of 5 stars)
May 23, 2019
This was my choice for my b.o.b over a couple different products
Simply because of the pry bar feature at the bottom of the handle, but after owning it for a year or so I really couldn't picture prying open anything more than a gas tank cover on a car.. there's simply too much give when you start to put any real pressure on it.
As for the sheath, I'm not a fan at all..
There's no way to strap it to your bag or your belt without going through the handle in the head of the axe forcing you to un strap the whole thing.
And if you use that two point idk.. holster thing that comes with it.. you'd use it to strap it to molly but it's not secured tight at all and flops around way too much without additional straps. Plus it doesn't make for a quick deployment of the axe if you needed to put distance between you and someone/something..
For the price I guess I just had my expectations too high..
However, I do love the Gerber Gator II ,not as "tactical" but for 1/5 the price and absolutely great functionality, cant be at it.
Best Survival & OR Tactical Tomahawk on the market.
by Mr.Metalsmith (5 out of 5 stars)
November 29, 2014
This Gerber Tomahawk is the best survival & (or) Tactical Tomahawk I have ever owned. The design is outstanding, The tang is thick and the G20 handle scales are wonderful. I personally was looking for something that would give me a good weapon for self defense in any situation, but especially for survival purposes. The other side of it was finding the best hatchet or axe to use for multiple tasks. with this tool you can brake in or out of some place, you could assemble and dissemble an entire camp site with this tool, dig holes easily (I have done this a few times now). A big deal for me was finding a tomahawk I could easily use two hands on as well as use single handedly at my differing availability, Gerber has provided that product. I also have the small Bear Grylls hatchet from Gerber, coupled with this which fits and stays in my survival/camping bag, theres nothing I can't get done. Big jobs and small, they both do incredible work and make my most my tasks short lived obstacle's in comparison with to many other products.
When they designed this hawk it was designed with breaching in mind so it was built to stand up to abuse, right off the bat this is the first and one of the most important details. It is a FULL TANG tomahawk, (so don't pay any mind to the review commenting on the loose axe head, apparently a rip off or totally different product), and it has a wonderful weight balance, although it has a good size to it you are able to comfortably choke up on the head for fine wood work. The butt flairs out a bit, slowly, as you move from the axe and hammer head down to the nail puller on the end of the crow bar. Lets say this little jammie packs the punch of a regular wood axe in the package of beautifully crafted tomahawk that makes you makes you feel safer just having. One that includes Gerber's full lifetime warranty, which they have a phenomenal track record with. I am a loyal Gerber customer. I have many, many products and to this day, at age 22, I can't say any one has ever let me down. But to be fair it took me close to two months of watching reviews, looking over pictures and reviews of this product, the Boker "Tomahook", and CRKT's T-hawk, not in that particular order. But this girl came out on top. The Gerber Downrange Tomahawk, She's a BEAST. I also own or have owned the SOG Fasthawk both smaller and larger sizes, Bear Grylls Gerber Hatchet, Easting hatchet, coleman camp hatchet, Fiskars/Gerber wood axe full size, and the Schrade survival tomahawk (not the one with fire starter but a crow bar similar to the reviewed tomahawk). The only one's that are good at all are the Gerber's, all three are perfect for their intended purpose, the Schrade tomahawk is a great substitute if the gerber downrange is too expensive in all honesty, SOG's are good for throwing but not at all a survival option in my opinion.
by djustinfowler (5 out of 5 stars)
March 18, 2017
This Tomahawk is the beast of beast! Gerber did a great job with this one. It is absolutely solid and highly functional! And yes, it doesn't come sharpened...it's made that way on purpose, get over it.
The only problem I have had recently with any of my Gerber purchases, is that they some how seem to make some pretty cruddy sheaths and these one is no exception.
Overall, a great purchase, even with the price tag that kicks you in the junk!
The best hawk on the market
by Troy A Goodfellow (5 out of 5 stars)
August 31, 2015
The best hawk on the market, ive smashed doors, pryed locks and cut down small trees and branches for survival and work. excellent tool. only thin needed is that you will have to sharpen blade, which inturn voids warenty, called gerber and it is build with dull blade as it is utility, not an axe. if your not squimish, sharpen it, then you have the ultimate utility tool for Mil spec jobs or just survival
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