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AC3 Iron Tomahawk

An iron tomahawk

Tomahawks are a type of one-handed axe, which were most effective when wielded in close combat. They were commonly used by Native Americans, as well as European colonists. They are still in use today, primarily by special operations groups, or by any outdoorsman, as they are useful tools as well as weapons.

The tomahawk could be used for stealth kills, melee combat, or to perform menial tasks; such as cutting a rope or traversing ziplines, in a similar manner to the Hookblade.

The Assassin Tomahawk was a uniquely designed weapon, with an axe-head closely resembling the Assassin insignia, that originally belonged to John de la Tour, the first Assassin who arrived in the American Colonies. Kesegowaase, a Wolastoqiyik member of the Colonial Brotherhood, used a tomahawk in combat during the Seven Years' War.[1] During the American Revolution, the Kanien'kehá:ka Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton used various tomahawks in combat, often dual-wielding the weapon alongside his Hidden Blade.[2]


18th century

British Colonial America

Name Damage Speed Combo Cost Availability
Assassin Tomahawk 3 3 3 N/A Sequence 6
Stone Tomahawk 1 2 5 N/A Sequence 4
Iron Tomahawk 2 3 3 £2,475 Sequence 6
War Tomahawk 5 5 3 N/A Crafted

French Colonial America

Name Damage Speed Combo Chain-kill Cost Persona
Hatchet 3 3 4 3 16,380 écu Assassin, Slave
Connor's Tomahawk 2 3 3 3 N/A Assassin, Slave
Hook Axe 4 5 4 4 49,800 écu Assassin, Slave
Chimbuya Axe 2 3 3 3 16,860 écu Assassin, Slave


  • Other short weapons share the same combat animations as tomahawks.
  • Noah Watts mentioned he often asked Ubisoft if Connor could throw his tomahawk at enemies.[3] In The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption, Kanen'tó:kon throws a tomahawk at a guard during a cutscene.
  • When Shay Cormac battled Kesegowaase during the memory Scars, the former could disarm Kesegowaase but will no longer pick up his tomahawk as he will pick up a sword. Neither Shay could pick up his tomahawk.




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