If you’ve always wondered how a tactical tomahawk was made or what purpose it serves, wonder no more. This Modern Marvels segment explains the history and story behind the weapon. Video after the break.

These modern tomahawks are made of drop forged, differentially heat treated, alloy steel…allows for the chopping portion and the spike to be harder than the middle section allowing for a shock resistant body with a durable temper.

[via Wiki]