Winter's Here; Gear Up!
If you add the word "tactical" to anything, some zombie prepper sucker is going to want it. I'm here to make sure you don't regret the purchase.
Black Label made this right-sized hatchet, and I've been using it for about a year and a half now, and have been impressed with its heft, the ease of swing, and overall utility.
I haven't had much success in throwing it, but that's largely due to my own in-abilities, rather than a flaw in construction. Here's a video by a 3rd party that may help.
First, its weight. I dislike a wielding tool that's too light. If you're a fitness junkie like I am, you appreciate the damage a weightier tool can do under your command. Too light, and it doesn't feel right when swinging it. Too heavy, and you can't carry it or kill as many zombies. My opinion is that this hatchet is exactly the right weight for my strength, size, and requirements.
The tomahawk typically resides right under my truck seat, but I did try out the holster/hip carrier to see how well it worked. It did okay, but wasn't as comfy or as easy to mount or remove from my belt as I would have liked. The snaps that hold the holster are well-engineered, but it takes some forethought to make sure they're completely snapped shut, otherwise they pop loose and you have to fuss with them. The rotating end piece flips up for easy tilt-out access and removal.
When you're burying the business-end of a hatchet in a chunk of wood or a zombie's skull, you don't want to take time to fuss.
All-in-all, a definitely robust little tool, and easy to pack and carry. And its holster is probably the best way to carry a "tactical" tomahawk, and nothing is going to make that job super easy.
That's all the info you could potentially need to read on a souped-up hatchet. Now go do 25 pushups and check back.
Russ Craber, MBA, CSCS, has always been concerned about a post-apocalyptic zombie scenario, and can train you for optimal living after the inevitable occurs. You would be well-advised to heed his advice.