Happy 10th Anniversary to RMJ Tactical

Eleven years ago, on a Wednesday, Ryan Johnson called Richard Carmack letting him know that there was a jet at the local airport waiting on 18 Eagle Talon tactical tomahawks intended for a group of Marines that were preparing for a major military push. Ryan knew that Richard’s sons, Jonathan (14) and Reid (12) were home schooled and could possibly be available to help. Homeschooling is a wonderful thing and this type of activity would count as school work. Richard gave the OK and early that afternoon, Ryan showed up at Richard’s house with 18 tomahawks, yards of paracord, pizza, Mountain Dew and several Monty Python movies.
Ryan and the boys then worked through the night cord wrapping the tomahawks so Ryan could deliver them to the jet the following morning.That episode started the conversation between Ryan and Richard about forming a company that would increase Ryan’s ability to produce his tactical tomahawks for the military personnel that were in need of them.
Plans were then made and the correct paperwork was filled out and filed in order for the company to launch. On January 2, 2005, RMJ Tactical, LLC officially began. Operating first out of Ryan’s shop for production and Richard’s office for everything administrative, RMJ Tactical started its transition from a garage based custom tomahawk shop to the manufacturing company it is today. We are proud to say that January 2, 2015 marks the first full decade of RMJ Tactical being up and running. We only expect bigger and better things for this company in 2015. Happy New Years to all of you!


4 Responses to “Happy 10th Anniversary to RMJ Tactical”

  1. mike says:

    Congratulations to the RMJ crew. I talk to people who are issued your wares and those who buy them with personal funds and everyone speaks very highly of your product and working with your company. Here’s to another 10 years!

  2. Stick says:

    RMJ makes beasts!!

  3. Taylor says:

    And don’t forget they have one of the most badass logos ever. Nice work!

  4. Doug says:

    Order from RMJ forge with caution.
    Ryan is a thief.

    Back in 2001 he took my $450 and ran. never delivered my hawk and refused to return my phone calls and emails. After six months of attempting contact I started legal action against him and found out there were over 200+ claims against him in Tennesse Small Claims court already.
    The logistics of flying across country to take him to court to get my money back were impossible at the time due to family and work obligations.

    At that time he pissed off so many people, he was forced to remove his physical address off his webpage.

    A few years after 9/11 and custom tomahawks became in fashion, he started getting his act together stopped stealing from customers and actually delivered hawks.

    Yes he does make outstanding products, I agree with that totally but one is making a grave mistake to pay him first without having the tomahawk in hand at the time of the deal.
    So buying one, might be good at a blade show or from a knife broker.

    If anyone doubts my words, then ‘google’ is your friend. It is all there in black and white. The internet never forgets.

    Best of luck to any who were fools like me and paid up front.