Mar 03, 2020 - 10:48 AM
That's a pretty big question, but the short answer is, there's almost nothing the SAME about them except for some of the magnifications. Arrowhead's optical engineering is newer than Tomahawk, which allowed us to go all the way up to 1-10x and still have a great user experience at maximum magnification. Field of view is better in Arrowhead, target area resolution is a bit sharper, overall brightness is better, eyebox is better. People who shoot with Arrowhead after shooting with Tomahawk always THINK that the "glass is better" in Arrowhead, but it isn't actually the glass quality, it's the optical design-- the shape of the lenses and their positioning relative to each other is one generation smarter.
Arrowhead is also a bit tougher than Tomahawk, with upgraded materials and beefed up internal components. Although Tomahawk is already plenty tough, we wanted to be able to sell Arrowhead to the law enforcement market and that meant making Arrowhead as tough as we possibly could in every way.
Finally, Arrowhead has some additional features that Tomahawk doesn't, mainly locking turrets, night vision compatible illumination, an "off" detent between each brightness setting on the illumination xxxx , and an included throw lever that bolts to the magnification ring instead of using a ring-over-ring arrangement like Tomahawk does.