Tomahawks have been used for centuries both as a weapon, and as a tool for general tasks such as cutting wood, and other bush craft. A more modern use is in tomahawk throwing competitions, and there are hundreds of these events which are held all over the country.
If tomahawk throwing is one of your passions, or you are keen to try it out, you'll need a tomahawk to throw, and more importantly, to practice with. In this article, we are going to review five of the best tomahawks for throwing and highlight the features that make them some of the top throwing tomahawks currently available.
Best Tomahawks for Throwing Reviews
SOG F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk
The head is 2.75 inches from the blade to the hammer tip, and it is made from 420-grade stainless steel, so it should be robust enough for any of the jobs or tasks that you might use it for.
The shaft is made from reinforced nylon, and the overall weight balance makes this tomahawk ideal for throwing practice.
Your grip will be enhanced by the grooved rings at the base of the handle although it will need to be wiped if your hands are sweaty.
The length of the tomahawk is 15.75 inches, it weighs 24 ounces and feels well balanced when it is being held.
This tomahawk also comes with a sheath and belt clip to make it easy to carry.
It’s a practical knife that’s well made of quality materials and with the convenient lanyard on its handle you can tie it off on your belt loop to save room in your backpack. It’s definitely an affordable option as well.
- Stainless steel blade
- Reinforced nylon shaft
- Well balanced
- Comes with sheath/belt clip
- Grip is poor when hands are sweaty
- Holster sometimes opens by itself
SOG F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk Summary:
- Free sheath and clip
- Great and balanced handle
- Strong and durable shaft
- Stainless sharp blades
SOG Voodoo Hawk Mini F182N-CP Throwing Tomahawk
With an extended cutting head, which has a blade on one side and a spike on the other, this tomahawk will be useful for all sorts of pursuits, including hunting, bushcraft, and of course, tomahawk throwing.
The head is made from stainless steel, so it should prove to be strong and robust, plus it will resist rust should it ever get wet.
Whichever task you are using it for, your grip on the reinforced nylon handle should be assured especially with the stainless steel pommel cap at the end of it.
Its small and compact size makes it easy to carry although we would not extend that to the carrying sheath as it is very poorly made. However, as it’s just 12.5 inches long and weighs only 28.5 ounces it should easily go in a backpack.
This is a very impressive looking tomahawk where the manufacturers have obviously taken the time to give it a stylish design, as well as practical features.
- Stylish design
- Pommel cap on handle
- Stainless steel head
- Small and lightweight
- Blade could be sharper
- Sheath is poorly made
SOG Voodoo Hawk Mini F182N-CP Throwing Tomahawk Summary:
- Made from lightweight materials
- Durable and handy
- Durable stainless steal
United Cutlery 48 Tactical Tomahawk
This tomahawk is undoubtedly great for throwing, however, we would not extend that to its use as a cutting tool or axe. It will be OK for some lightweight work or activities but for heavy duty cutting etc., it does not seem strong enough.
As we said, it is perfect for throwing, and this starts with the fact that it is so lightweight at just 7 ounces. This means that you can throw it for long periods and your arm should not feel any strain.
The materials used are nylon for the shaft and handle, and the head is made from stainless steel, which stops it from rusting.
It is 15 inches long, with the blade being 8 inches. This means it is small enough to be easily packed in a backpack or rucksack. The grip is OK but would benefit from paracord being wrapped around it.
A very simple design has been used by United Cutlery for this tomahawk, but it’s that which makes this ideal for throwing practice
- Stainless steel blade
- Very lightweight
- Small enough to pack or carry
- Reinforced nylon handle
- Not suitable as a tool
- Handle grip needs paracord
United Cutlery 48 Tactical Tomahawk Summary:
- Strong nylon handle
- Comfortable grip
- Compact and lightweight
- Stainless steel head and blade
Armory Replicas Zombie Killer Skullsplitter Throwing Axe
This is a brightly colored tomahawk which is ideal for throwing practice. Part of the reason is it is so small and light, at just 11.5 inches in length and weighing a mere 12 ounces. This lets you throw it dozens of times without your arm giving out on you.
The stainless steel blade and the black powder coating on the rest of the axe should protect it from any rust, as well as helping to make it look good.
That good look is enhanced further by the green nylon cord wrap which helps your grip. The only issue with this is that it’s prone to fraying.
There is a sheath supplied which covers the blade, and there’s a carrying loop at the end of the handle which also helps you be more accurate when you are throwing the axe.
This is a fun axe which stretches the definition of tomahawk a little, but it is certainly great for practicing throwing, and as the name suggests, it will take care of any zombies.
- Small and lightweight
- Stainless steel blade
- Colorful and fun
- Carry loop on end of handle
- Paracord frays easily
- Tips are not sharp
Armory Replicas Zombie Killer Skullsplitter Throwing Axe Summary:
- Colorful throwing axe
- Small and handy
- lightweight blades
- Aesthetically pleasing
Tiger USA Medieval style Throwing Axe
As we say you get two tomahawks which come as a set, and they both come in a very eye-catching red color, with a background print of skulls, which isn’t a suggestion of what you use these for.
Instead, you will want to use them to practice throwing at inanimate targets such a trees or wood blocks. Throwing should be a strain-free exercise given that the tomahawks are just 10.5 inches long and weigh around 7 ounces each.
The head design is different from the norm in that it has blades on each end and a very threatening looking double point in the middle.
The handle has paracord wrapped around it, and although this is removable, it is sometimes annoying when it comes off by itself when you are throwing the tomahawk. There’s also a nylon sheath with belt loops that comes with it.
With this, you get not one, but two tomahawks, so you can either have 'his and hers,' or double the throwing practice.
- Comes with two tomahawks
- Head has double blades
- Lightweight and easy to throw
- Colorful print design on the surface
- Blade dulls too quickly
- Paracord slides off handle
Tiger USA Medieval style Throwing Axe Summary:
- Colorful design
- Comfortable to wield
- Two-pieces throwing axe
- Lightweight and handy
Our five top throwing tomahawks came in a variety of designs and even colors, so we took account of how well they performed on a practical level, and how they looked.
As a result, we believe the best tomahawk for throwing is the SOG Voodoo Hawk Mini F182N-CP Throwing Tomahawk because it has the best combination of durability, ease of throwing, and has a great-looking design too.