When I hear the words tomahawk related to anything tactical I usually think gimmick. However, sometimes I’m wrong. And this time I was very very wrong. I don’t know that tomahawk is the correct word for the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk. It’s a simple, effective and dependable breaching tool suited for a variety of uses in the field. The downrange tomahawk was made to consolidate multiple breaching tools into one easy to carry element that can withstand the hard use that breaching typically entails.
The Gerber Downrange Tomahawk uses 420HC steel with a Cerakote coating to ensure the blade will not prematurely rust. I found that the Cerakote held up remarkably well to most situations except when prying directly on metal. I found that the finish otherwise remained mostly intact after heavy use (pictures taken prior to heavy use).