5.11 Operator Compact Tactical Axe
One look at the 5.11 Operator Compact Tactical Axe and you know that it means business. It has this awesome looking design that resembles that of the iconic Tomahawk. Yet, a closer scrutiny of this 10-inch long hand tool reveals that it is more than a mere axe. It is a multi tool that departs from the conventional pocket folding knife and pliers-based designs.
The 10-inch handle of the Operator Compact comes with ruler markings in inches on one side and centimeters on the other. There is no need for a ruler or a tape measure unless you need to measure longer distances. The same handle a dual hex bit that can accommodate a flat head and a #2 Phillips. There is also a nail puller or pry bar on the edge of the handle. It can replace your claw hammer or any other similar nail-pulling device.
One edge of the handle comes with notches, allowing you to wrap your paracord. There are serrations, too, although they may not be able to cut through thick wood with ease. Regardless, it is still a neat feature to have in a hand tool such as the Operator Compact.
On the opposite side of the axe head is a waffle-textured hammerhead. It is not your ordinary hammer, yet it can perform a variety of tasks. Survivalists and hikers will love the idea of combining a mighty axe blade with a formidable tool for hammering. It is what they will need to make it through in the world’s most unforgiving environments.
The 5.11 Operator Compact Tactical Axe is a great hand tool that combines the function of several tools into a neat and compact package. It comes with its own premium-quality sheath and retaining strap to keep it in good working condition. It’s the perfect tool for the most challenging missions.