The tomahawk had a stone or bone (and later, metal) head attached to a straight wooden shaft. The Apache would often decorate a tomahawk with silver, beads, and feathers and then give the tomahawk as a gift to a chief.
- Length: 14 inches
- Weight: 2 lbs
- Composition: Bone, stone, or iron blade
Tomahawks are primarily used as melee weapons, although they can also be thrown a short distance. The phrase 'bury the hatchet' is when two Native American tribes bury two sacred tomahawks to declare peace after a war.
The Apache team tested three different types of tomahawks. A tomahawk with a stone head and one made from a horse's jawbone were tested up close on a ballistic gel head. Several metal-headed tomahawks were tested as a throwing weapon. When tested in the sim, the Tomahawk recieved 153 kills.