Hawks & axes

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  1. Nolan Wilder

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    Here are a few wrapped eye hawks. They are made from wrapping a piece of mild steel around, and forge welding two sides of it together. At the very tip, there is a piece of high carbon steel (O1 or 1095 what ever I happen to have) forge welded in. This makes for a very strong head, and takes away any chance of your eye cracking, since there is only hard steel where you need it. The handles for these are made from hickory. Priced at $100

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  2. Nolan Wilder

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    Here are a few pack axes.The heads are made in the same way as the hawk. The handls are hand carved from ash. One 28" and the other is 20" long, but I can make them to custom lengths. Priced at $240and $250.

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    Nice work!
     
  4. Nolan Wilder

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    thanks!
     
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    good work
     
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    Nice. Wish I could afford the hawk but I'd have a hard time justifying it. All of them look like they'd make handy tools.
     
  7. Nolan Wilder

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    Thank you both.
     
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    I lost an Iron, with steel bit half ax last month in a canoe wreck, you are now on my short list of folks to look at for a replacement.
     
  9. Nolan Wilder

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    Oh, Sorry to hear that! Just let me know If you would like to place an order. I can work on one for you, around the second week of Aug.
    You can PM me, or email me. chase@wilderknives.com is my email.
     
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    Just finished this one up for a customer. It's forged from mild steel with an O1 cutting edge. The handle is a tear drop profile piece of hickory. Sold for $95.

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  11. Nolan Wilder

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    Here is another tomahawk! The head is forged from mild steel with a 1095 "bit" forge welded into the cutting edge. The handle is hickory. Not available.
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    Looks awesome! Are there any problems with the head rusting from the inside out? It seems like it might be tough to oil near the eye where the two halves meet up.
     
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    all these lovely hawks. they look sturdy as hell!
     
  14. Nolan Wilder

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    I've never had problems, but I see what you mean. Youd just have to drip it down or use a dropper.
     
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    This hawk is forged completely from 1095. The cutting edge is hardened, and the rest of the head is mad soft. The handle is hickory.[​IMG]
     
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    This tomahawk is now available! The head is 5.25" long, and the cutting edge is 2.25 " long. The head is forged from 1095 and is sofened around the eye leaving all the hardness in the cutting edge. The handle is hickory with some nice striping burned in. Priced at $95 + shipping.

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    Sold!
     
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    I am really digging these.
     
  19. Nolan Wilder

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    I'm glad!
     
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    Just finished up this hawk. The head is mild steel with a 1095 steel "bit" forge welded into the cutting edge. It has a 19" hickory handle. Sold.
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    Forged, ground and heat treated bag axe head.

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    Are your axe heads tapered? Larger hole on top?

    You do amazing work, I'm impressed!
     
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    Very nice. Beautiful stuff. That hammered hand forged appearance really appeals to me lately. Clearly Nolan knows what he's doing. Please convince my better half I need one of your hawks!
     
  24. Nolan Wilder

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    Thanks!
    Not this one. I'll attach this handle from the bottom up and then put a wedge in it. My tomahawks do though. They take a standard handle from the top down.
     
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  25. Nolan Wilder

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    Thanks! I appreciate it! Let me know I'd love to make you one.
     
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    Just finished up this bag axe. The head is forged from mild steel with a 1095 steel bit forge welded into the cutting edge. The cutting edge is 2.75" long. The handle is hand carved from hickory and is 12" long.


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    Those hawks look bomb proof! If I hadnt already sprung for a 2 Hawks, I'd be all over it. Great stuff!
     
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    Thanks! Let me know if I can make ya something in the future.
     
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    I would love to see you make a carpenters axe and a bearded axe!
     
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    Just finished up a hawk. Construction steel head with 1095 cutting edge. Hickory handle.

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