Posts Tagged ‘RMJ Tactical’

Hakim Isler’s Tengu Ono Axe

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Former Army PSYOPS NCO Hakim Isler was featured in the show “Naked and Afraid” and now teaches martial arts and fitness at Elevo Dynamics in Fayetteville, NC. During the show he used a tool of his own design called the Tengu Ono (Forest Spirit) Axe.


RMJ Tactical is now doing a production run of these for Hakim and they should be available soon. An outdoor tool, it incorporates a blade for sawing, an edge for skinny and the ability to chop.

Happy 10th Anniversary to RMJ Tactical

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

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!

RMJ Tactical Purchases New Equipment, Expands Office And Factory Space

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

RMJ Tactical has recent announced an expansion of their office and factor space, accompanying the purchase of a new manual lathe and mill. The full release can be read below:

Chattanooga, TN (PRWEB) November 05, 2014

RMJ Tactical recently expanded their existing building to include additional office and factory space. This expansion project has doubled the size of their production space, which in turn will expedite production operations, allowing them to manufacture tactical tomahawks more efficiently. New support equipment, a manual lathe and mill, was purchased in September for the expanded production space.

Office and shop equipment was moved in small stages beginning on October 20. RMJ Tactical is eager to complete the set up and reorganization of the new space over the course of the next two weeks.

“Setting up the new shop has taken us out of production for about three weeks, but with the new space our production lines are much more clean and much more efficient. We anticipate that this will increase our efficiency and let us produce higher quality and higher numbers,” says Richard Carmack, Chief Operations Officer.

RMJ Tactical’s original space was approximately 1,800 square feet, with nearly 1,500 square feet dedicated to production and the remainder as office space. The new expansion project has created an additional 600 more square feet of office space, and nearly 2,000 more square feet of shop floor. The shop floor now has a designated heavy machine area where the new equipment is located, as well as a finishing area.

According to Carmack, expansion of the shop floor was done in an effort to expand RMJ Tactical’s services and further streamline their production processes for all of their products. RMJ Tactical sells their products both nationally and internationally, with customers hailing from as far as South Korea. “We ship to 22 countries around the world,” Carmack states.

During the reorganization phase of the expansion project, RMJ Tactical allows visitors to view the new space on Thursday afternoons.

“We love it when people come in and see us working in the shop. The move has put a halt on visiting and tour days, but we’re hoping to bring this back sometime mid November,” says Carmack.


Sneak Peek – RMJ Tactical Skull and Bones

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Made from forged stainless steel, this skull and bones is part of their jewelry line. It’s made in such a way that you can use 550 cord to create a custom bracelet. Coming next month.


Blade Show 2014 – RMJ Tactical Introduces Knives

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Ryan Johnson, founder of RMJ Tactical has told me for years that he wasn’t going to make any knives until he came up with something that stands out.


RMJ Tactical already has two fixed blade designs available. The top knife is the SLIK, Silent Lethal Individual Knife and the bottom is the Longbeard Hunter.


Made from 5160 Steel, you can see that a motif has been press forged into the steel.


Above, you can see the Kydex sheath (sans hardware) that comes with the knives.


Blade Show 2014 – Bawidamann Blades / RMJ Tactical Collaboration – The Ragnorak

Friday, June 6th, 2014

What do you get when you combine the reliability of an RMJ Tactical tomahawk, Andrew Bawidamann’s amazing pinup style and VZ Grips excellent micarta work?

A practical work of art called the Ragnorak.


The new Ragnorak Tomahawk is available in 12″ and 14″ models. Crafted by RMJ Tactical from 4140 Steel it incorporates micarta scales by VZ Grips. In fact, these make a perfect match with VZ’s pistol grips in the Ragnorak pattern.


The handle incorporates lanyard holes as well as a shovel head at the butt/bubble for use as a prybar. Additionally, there are finger grooves at front and rear of the handle for front and reverse grips. Finally, it comes with a Kydex sheath that incorporates the PUP-style quick detach straps seen on Bawidamann’s new magazine carriers.



Sneak Peek – RMJ Tactical/Bawidamnn Ragnorak Hawk

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Bawidamann and RMJ are teaming up!

RMJ Tactical is teaming up with Bawidmann to present the “RAGNAROK” hawk which will be offered in both 12″ and 14″ versions. According to Bawidamann Blades, they’ve always been and always will be ardent RMJ TACTICAL Tomahawk fanboys and customers. Over the years they’ve have gone from fanboys to peers to friends and without Ryan Johnson there would be no PUP system. He machined the first kydex versions out gratis, to help Andrew get them off the ground when he had no start up capital. Bawidamann went on to say this about Ryan, “He is a Fine American and one hell of a designer/engineer. He makes the finest Hawk in the world in my opinion and we were super flattered that he wanted to collaborate with us to make some small, light, designer axes that are well…badass.”

Prototype Molon Labe Knife from RMJ Tactical

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


This is a Prototype Molon Labe Knife from RMJ Tactical. Look for the premiere at The Gathering.


That should give you a good idea of scale.


Here is a shot of the blade detail.