When Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics was on mission in Iraq he discovered a small axe with hammer and pry-bar ends at one of the objectives. He found the tool so useful that he carried it the entire time he was there and even gave others to some of his guys. When he got back, he showed it to the guys at 5.11 Tactical, and they started collaborating on a full-fledged operator axe. The 5.11 Tactical VTAC Operator Axe has a super sharp bearded blade, hammer point, pry bar, wrench, sockets and even a sheet metal ripper built into the black oxide finished SCM 435 stainless tool. Whether it’s part of your bug out bag, daily carry or packed in your car for emergency situations, the 24 function VTAC Operator Axe will get you out of a lot of sticky situations.