When you’re in a situation where time is of the essence, you can’t waste time wondering if you have the right tool for the job. No matter what’s on the other side of that door or barrier, you want a tool with the same single-minded determination as the man wielding it. The Gerber Tactical Downrange Tomahawk is a marvel of simplicity and efficiency in service of solving serious problems. No moving parts to break or jam, no extraneous gimmicks to get in the way—just a well thought-out design and three-quarters of a century of Gerber craftsmanship in your hands.
Triple-Purpose Ax Head
There’s no arguing with a tomahawk. This is largely due to the Downrange’s three-tiered approach to tactical breaching. The axe head’s beveled edge is capable of chopping through drywall and turning walls and doors to splinters. The backside of the ax head functions as hammer for getting through hinges, locks, doorknobs and anything else that’s there to slow you down. The third threat is a pry bar at the end of the handle, controlled by a cutaway grip in the ax head.
Serious Pry Bar
Opposite the business end of the Downrange Tomahawk is a hefty pry bar. With a solid marriage of physics and force, you can confidently pry away using the cutaway handle in the ax head for leverage. The 420HC steel body with Cerakote™ will not bend or break, and the desert tan G-10 handle has integrated scales to keep the tool firmly in your hands no matter the conditions.
Packs Like a Pro
Tomahawks don’t exactly fit in your pocket, so it comes with a sheath that’s as practical as the tool itself. No matter what line of duty you serve in, if this tool is going to make it to where the action is, it has to be easy to carry. Which is where the MOLLE-compatible sheath comes into play. It readily attaches to your pack, standard webbing or body armor, so it goes where you do.
- Overall Length: 19.27" (48.9cm)
- Weight: 1.9 lb. (861.8 g) without Sheath, 2.5 lbs. (1133.9 g) with sheath
- Steel Type: 420HC
- Handle Material: G-10
- Unique Gerber design axe head with integrated Prying Handle
- Hammer Head
- Pry Bar
- Desert Tan G-10 Scales on Handle
- 420HC Steel Body With Cerakote™
- MOLLE- compatible Sheath
- Built in Portland, Oregon
- Backed by Gerber’s Lifetime Warranty
How much does this tamahawk cost?$? I would like to own it, but I would much rather spend an extra $50 or $100 o buy a hand gun. Thanks but no thanks!
only 285 bucks!?!!?!?! your practically givin em away Gerber!. haha i was expecting anywhere from 4- 500$ for such a fine piece of equipment im only happy to pay 300 for it i practically live in the woods so i'll be using her almost everyday, you really know how to get people fired up! lovin it cant wait!!
I run and RMJ so the idea of spending $275 doesnt really bother me so Police Zombie Hunter if you are looking for cheap stuff to buy over and over instead of buying one good thing more power to you. But down to the nuts and bolts of this I can say this is the first time in years I have been excited for a Gerber item to come available and look forward to writing a review on it.
WAAAY TOO OVERPRICED, IT PROBABLY COSTS $5 TO MAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I like the look and the listed favorable functions of this Breaching tool. i would recomend this to anyone that that is a lover and colector of military weapons/survivle and or out door expaditions tools. on the other hand i dont think that a price matters if the object that is being bought is somthing that the buyer would get their moneys worth by using it frequently. never the less im sure there are plenty of people that would spen 300+ on this, as much as i like it not 100% that i would spend that amount on it. still a beautiful "instrument of destruction"
I have been looking for a tactical tomahawk with all 3 features for a long time. Looking forward to when this one becomes available.
Looks great but not for $275
Humm for 275$ is it worth it
As a fireman, this is a great tool to have. We carry a tool similar to this and it has numerous uses. I will be ordering 1 or 2 of these as soon as they are available.
I need to get one (or 5) of these!
Just seen a video from this months SHOT SHOW, says retail will be in the region of $280!
Sweet, for the guy who didn't like this product, go fly a kite.
This tool should be in everyone's home as an Emergency tool. I want one perhaps 2 for my family and home.
Would make the perfect backpacking tool! Sturdy, solid, and lightweight! Please, Please, PLEASE make this available to the civilian market!
420HC for a heavy duty AXE? Plain dumb.
AAA for the design anyways.
This looks awesome wonder if you could use it as a throwing tomahawk though?
Awesome, but when is it coming soon?!!!
I can't wait for this to come out, it needs to come out sooner!!!
I wish it came out so I could have had it before I left on deployment.
This looks awesome ! I want one - Made in the USA makes it even better. Need to see one of these in the next episode of Walking Dead - What a Zombie slayer ..... : )
Remove one of the two machetes and add this to next year's apocalypse kit. Seriously.
I want to buy 3 if these right now. I mean c'mon.... It says its an "indestructible instrument of destruction" what more could you ask for?
This has got to be the most sexiest versatile tool I've seen, I'll take 2 please.
can I pre order?
Just checked over on Gerber's Facebook page - and someone asked when this will be released - Gerber came back and said we should expect it April of 2013.
Just figured I'd pass that on for anyone (like me) who is waiting to hear when this thing is going to be released.
A release date or something would be nice I mean Christmas is around the corner!
whem is the bad boy coming out?
Is going to be awesome but its not going to be out till February 1st
Define - "Coming Soon"!...
how much is this thing? when is it coming out?!!!!
I need one!
Looks good would like to try fielding it. Any one know when?
Make it available to everyone..I want one
When am I getting my new Tomahawk? Better be before I go into the bucket this spring.
this better not be credentials only that whole concept is ridiculous and foolish you are a bunch of idiots for making any of your products credentials only! I have lost so much respect for gerber just browsing your site seeing all the things you refuse to sell me and others like me until you change this I will not be purchasing anything gerber! No matter how much I want this tomahawk
please dont require credentials i really like this !!!!!!!!!!!!!
i want it now
A lot of people waiting for an answer! When will this be AVAILABLE?
I think this item would make a great tool to carry on duty for the times when you may need to gain access to an area that requires a sturdy piece of equipment to do so. Although I have not had the opportunity to use it yet it looks like a very handy piece of gear.
Buy a Gransfors Burks axe, it is already out.
I also agree with Travis this would be a great tool to have!
SHUT UP....WANT !!!!!!
when will this be available ????
Perfect design for tomahawk that I can see and give us a time frame. Make it open to everybody and oh yea . . .TAKE MY MONEY TOO ! ! !
Just came back for my weekly check for a release date. Still "Coming Soon". Come on Gerber, how about a release date!
Please don't make this a credentials required item it is a nice looking tool that i would like to add to my collection of tools
Been checking up on this and would like a release date from Gerber. I'm guessing I'm not the only one. Thanks
So when is this coming out?
Could really have used this on my current deployment
I love it! I'll be deploying soon and would love to be able to bring that with me. When is the release date?
I know my husband would love this for Christmas.... Hurry up and release it please!!!! Thank you
I own a tomahawk, and I can tell you it's gotten me out of more than one scrape. But this one looks lighter and easier to handle, and I'd be happy to add it to my Explorer bag. Please don't require credentials, as I am not a military man and you do not want to lose a customer.
Make it quick! I need this soon!
when the efff is this coming out? been waiting too long
WHEN will this be out?!?
should add some optinal g10 handles. Do or dont I'll still by one or two.
Hurry up and come out with it!
Shut up and take my money!
love the grip on the head
i will take this to Afghanistan if its available before i leave.
Excited for this!
Hey Sean - I couldn't agree more. This will go great mounted in my Wrangler for those days out in the wilderness.
Hey Gerber - I am sure I speek for Sean when I offer us both up for a nice discount to be the first ones to buy this tool.
I want one. Cant wait till it comes out. Hoping before christmas. I will be buying one to complete my gerber self built kit.
I want one.
Even though it's not available yet, I'm actually excited about getting this Downrange Tomahawk. This would complete my bug out bag. For an old Army veteran, this looks good to me!
This looks awesome andilove how light it is and has multiple uses
This looks awesome hopefully you don't need credentials
I will soon be travling downrange and have been looking for a real do it all rescue tool and Gerber I think you have finaly outdone your selfs. I hope it will be out soon !
Gerber make a tactical version with black scales please!
AWESOME!!! Can't wait to get a few of these...
I am about to deploy for the 4th time to a combat zone and just found my new best friend. Thank you Gerber for all your great products. I will surely be getting one of you downrange tomahawk.
Im buying it the first day it comes out.
Looking forward to this product.
I want this.
Had one in my hands today at the Gerber booth at AUSA... an exceptional design executed in rugged materials. I'd love the opportunity to test this to its limits!