Now world renowned for making the strongest and sharpest tomahawks, Greg started planning and designing the first Bone Hawk circa early 2013. He was asked by some members of the Special Operations community to use his weapons expertise to create a lighter, faster, stronger, better designed, and better built combat tomahawk. Later that year the Bone Hawk became the first ever tomahawk specifically designed to complement modern combat tomahawk fighting techniques, handle a vast array of bushcraft tasks, aid as a dynamic entry device, and finally to be used as a multi-use tool in non-combat scenarios.
The Bone Hawk is the first ever full tang, dual handle design tomahawk that allows for use in both extreme close quarters, and as a CQB mid-range weapon. Although designed specifically for the modern warfighter, it features a vast array of potential applications due to its superior design that make it an extremely viable tool for more than just the tactical professional. Because the primary intended use of the Bone Hawk is that of a weapon, we made sure its design would complement modern martial arts tomahawk fighting techniques. These design features include but are not limited to: the finger grooves at the top of the handle facilitating a strong choke grip for close quarters engagements, the un-sharpened beard curved at the proper angle for hooking and trapping movements, the extended and ribbed pry-bar pommel also to be used for trapping techniques/small joint manipulation, and the arc of the rear tanto spike that mimics the arc of a natural human swing for maximum penetration on impact (as well as easy removal for repeated strikes). For more information on tomahawk combatives we recommend studying the Pekiti-Tirsia Kali method of tomahawk fighting.
The solid, one-piece, 3/8" thick, differentially triple hardened 4140 chromoly steel construction makes the Bone Hawk virtually unbreakable. It is by far the strongest tomahawk on the market today. A shaft hardness of approximately 40 Rockwell gives our tomahawks excellent handle spring and flexibility. This means the hawk won’t transfer energy into the hand when striking hard objects, thereby preventing hand injuries and limiting loss of your weapon. The contact surfaces being in the high 50's on the Rockwell scale means your tomahawk wont chip or break when striking hard objects.
The best weapon in a combat situation is the weapon that is immediately available, so we made sure the Bone Hawk is small enough for an operator to carry on their person. The kydex sheath has eyelets in which we've attached a secondary retention system of paracord and a quick release buckle, making it a "jumpable" weapons system (for missions requiring aircraft insertions). Aside from being tie down points and anchor points for a secondary retention system, the host of 1/4" eyelets surrounding the sheath can be used to attach nearly any aftermarket clip, hook, or loop system desired. Greg recommends using Thomas & Betts Ty-Rap high performance cable ties with steel inserts to affix edged weapons to your kit. The sheath and hawk are also designed so that the hawk can be used as a less-lethal form of self-defense while the sheath is still attached. Our hand-made leather drop-leg belt sheathes are also available for separate purchase.
The "Modern Warrior" version is equipped with our proprietary Micarta handle scales to provide a very sure grip that wont crack, fall off, or swell with temperature variations. It’s also lighter and stronger than most any other handle materials, and even provides for a little extra shock absorption. The micarta, sheath, eyelets, and even the matching rivets are all earth tones in this version allowing maximum low-visibility across a broad theater of operations. Final finish of the hawk itself is an earth tone polymer resin.
The handle on the "Resolute Warrior" hawk is an extremely rare rain forest granadillo wood that Greg sources himself by searching the jungles of Central America for fallen trees. He does this because when you buy precious hardwoods in the US they are often illegally sourced and you are likely promoting the deforestation of our planet. He loads up one of his expedition vehicles and goes into some of the most remote regions on earth, often for weeks at a time, to search for the exotic hardwoods you can find finely crafted into these luxury handle slabs. The color of the hawk itself is a faux patina polymer resin. The hardwood handles are affixed with both 5 ton epoxy and brass rivets, a combination of artistic beauty and overbuilt toughness that will last for generations to come.
Our tomahawks can puncture hard objects like steel doors, heavy glass windows, and kevlar helmets with the rear spike. The face of the Hawk comes sharp enough to handle any soft tissues, and all precision cutting tasks. They can easily shear through flesh and bone, even metal vehicles (as seen on our YouTube channel). If you repeatedly strike a hard object with the face of your Bone Hawk the edge will eventually roll and can be easily re-sharpened with a diamond stone (our edge won't chip and be ruined under normal use like the other hawks out there will from our "competition"). This is also why the rear spike was designed for contact with hard objects like metal, and the face for use on softer objects like wood and flesh.
Aside from being devastating to soft tissue, the face of the Bone Hawk is of a traditional curved design that can handle bushcraft chores with ease. It excels at chopping and can be used to whittle and create fine shavings in a choked up grip. The rear spike and the pry bar pommel both make our hawks surprisingly effective breaching tools. Everyone has down time, including soldiers. For this reason, and for maximum utility we added a bottle opener, and hex drivers in the most popular standard sizes to our hawk.
Our edged weapons available for sale to the general public represent a balance between a beautiful heirloom quality work of art (Resolute Warrior version), and the "no frills" hard use configuration that most closely mimics the setup we give to Special Forces soldiers (Modern Warrior version). Every one of our blades is set up for toughness, modularity, and low visibility in the widest range of environments. Our polymer resin coatings are absolutely the best final finishes available for hard use steel and make our hawks almost completely impervious to rust and corrosion, while reducing surface friction to increase cutting and penetration ability. We recommend keeping the cutting edge clean and well-oiled to prevent surface oxidation, as is the same with all quality blades. Every fully custom Bone Tactical edged weapon is a beautiful, hand-finished, collector quality piece that can be passed down through generations as an heirloom yet is still very capable of hard use. Due to the fact that our edged weapons and tools are completely custom, no two blades are the same. We are continually making minor improvements as reports come back from the field via the military operators and OCONUS clandestine teams using our weapons in order to keep them the most effective fighting tools in the world. Therefore, your product will differ slightly from the pictures shown here.
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Bone Hawk Resolute Warrior Specs:
Total Package Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Total Package Length: 13"
Total Package Width: 8"
Blade length: 2.75"
Spike Length: 2.75"
Handle Material: Reclaimed Granadillo from Central American jungle expeditions
Finish: Faux patina polymer resin
Blade Steel: Triple hardened 3/8" proprietary 4140 approx. 58 HRC at impact points and 40 HRC at handles
Bone Hawk Modern Warrior Specs:
Total Package Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Total Package Length: 12"
Total Package Width: 8"
Blade length: 2.75"
Spike Length: 2"
Handle Material: Bone Tactical Micarta
Finish: Earth Tone polymer resin
Blade Steel: Differentially hardened 3/8" proprietary 4140 approx. 58 HRC at impact points and 40 HRC at handles