Believe it or not, the tomahawk is in renaissance. Many knife manufacturers are offering their own version of this Native American scalper, and it’s even part of the arsenal in games like Call of Duty: Black Ops. Check out this video of a seriously long-distance kill made with a flung tomahawk.
The Benchmade 172 Tomahawk ($325), has some traditional lines but is designed for modern use. Benchmade calls it a tactical tomahawk, which means that a cop can probably use it to breech a door or smash a window. We tested the axe edge and the back spike on fruit, old doors and sheet metal. The 1095 carbon steel blade destroyed all and was still able to split a log. Just tell your pacifist girlfriend it’s a camp axe. Get it here.