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Tomahawk (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Tomahawk
Type Melee
Uses 35
Strength Good
Location Looters
Royal Flush Plaza
The Chieftain's Hut
Fits in Inventory Yes

The tomahawk is a weapon in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. It is a small Native American axe, resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft.

As a melee weapon, the tomahawk is relatively weak; however, when thrown, it can kill a zombie in a single blow.

Its durability can be increased with the Domestic and Blades magazines.


Dead rising tomahawk main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to perform an underhand swing from right to left.

Dead rising tomahawk combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a swing from left to right in a parallel motion across Chuck's chest.[1]


  • One of the looters in the case Zombrex 1 wields a tomahawk. It is one of the weapons most commonly used by looters.
  • The tomahawk is one of the few weapons in which its main attack is an undercut, starting from Chuck's waist and swinging upwards.



  1. Items.txt:
    cPlayerWeaponItem Tomahawk
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