What do you get for the RMJ Tactical fanatic who has everything? Well, if you have good taste and the right budget, you get to deliver one of the most interesting and beautiful tactical tomahawks around, the Bawidamann Blades – RMJ Tactical hybrid known as the Bawidamann Ragnarok tomahawk. What is it you ask? Well it’s what happens when you pair the finest tomahawk makers with artist-designer-mad genius Andrew Bawidamann.
Andrew is a talented Ohio based painter and designer who takes inspiration from WW2 Bomber nose art to create modern versions of pin-up art. Along the way he also has his hand in industrial design, knife making, military accessories, and other self-proclaimed ‘shenanigans’.
Along with some of the wildest custom knives around, another of Bawidamann’s specialties is the (PUP) Pals Universal Platforms, which is a modular kydex sheath system for knives, mags, and other small EDC items that works with the MOLLE platform.
Recently Bawidamann and RMJ collaborated on a fantastic new tomahawk called the Ragnarok. The hawk is based on an RMJ Tactical foundation of 1/4″ 4140 Chrome-moly steel, Bawidamann design and it incorporates stunning micarta scales by VZ Grips and a machined grip surface along both edges of the handle. Similar in size and weight to the RMJ Kestrel, but the Ragnarok was designed with an artist’s eye for the aesthetic and this thing looks pretty enough to be painted on the nose of a plane. It is available in two colors of DuraCoat finish, bronze/black or tungsten/black
The angular head is beautifully balanced and differs from its curvy Kestrel cousin as does the shovel head pry tool at the end of the handle. Although on the shorter end of the spectrum, the light weight and well-thought ergonomics of this tool make it versatile and formidable. The unique texture and shape of the micarta scales cover the majority of the single tang construction providing a stylish grip for any kind of mayhem necessary.
The Ragnarok is relatively light, coming in at just 20oz for the 12” model and 22oz for the larger 14” model but the differentially treated Chrome-moly is what you would expect from RMJ and devastatingly effective as usual. It comes equipped with it comes with a Kydex sheath incorporating PUP-style quick detach straps, MOLLE ready.
The Ragnarok tomahawks were a limited initial production run which sold immediately on release but the next run is in the works. To stay up to date on the next availability, sign up for the newsletter here:
• Pry bar handle/ax head entry tool
• Bikini QD PTD Strap Boltoron Sheath
• 20oz 12 22oz 14
• 4140 Chrome-moly
• Differentially heat treated
• VZ Custom Grips RAGNAROK Pattern Grips.
• Lanyard para cord