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Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by The Warrior, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. stillscout

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    Here’s another set. Guesses where these are from?
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    is that handled one comfortable? the head looks wicked cool, but I can't imagine how the handle feels...
     
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    That’s the trouble with movie props. Function follows Form in this case.
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    Cold Steel tomahawks:
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    Some nice looking hawks guys.
     
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    Did a little work on a stock CS pipe hawk the last few days, I think I'll abuse it before I do anything else. ;)

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    A piece by Dylan McCoun
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    I like the file work. If you sink the head into something, it acts like a saw when you wrench it free.
    Well executed.
     
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    Trail Hawk and a Fasthawk
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    I am from the Philippines. Our blacksmiths don't have the technology and the skill to make a standard or conventional tomahawk. What I did is design an axehead and have it made using 5160 steel. I carved the haft myself made of local hardwood. It had been with me since 1998. I could use this as if it is a tomahawk and I could change the haft of any design. The present one have stood the heavy work I imposed on it through the years.
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  16. MrFixIt

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    Thank you sir :)
     
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    She's a beaut, she is. :dblthumb:
     
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    Just got my first 'hawk, CS Trail Hawk, of course. It's quickly becoming a favorite. It chopped into some long hard and dead maple with no issues with the factory edge. Might keep the 22" handle that length, allows a wicked two-handed chop! I've put my own edge on it (some scratches still, but it otherwise mirrors), plan to strip the paint and vinegar patina it, or let it go au natural, and then sand down the haft, burn it to bring out the grain and then some BLO.

    The grain orientation on this one seems backwards from what you'd want, but don't see any grain run out. The fitment after removing that stupid set screw is actually quite good to excellent!

    And it must like me, since while sharpening and honing it yesterday, she bit me. Shaves hair and has already tasted blood.

    And now, PICTURES.

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    Stripped the paint off last night, and sanded the haft with 60 grit. Next I'll use a propane torch to burn some grain highlights, then stain with "gunstock" stain, then multiple coats of BLO. Or should I skip the burning and go right to the stain? Unsure, welcoming suggestions. Might let the 'hawk head patina naturally too....

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    I like a little burn on mine. I try to concentrate on the areas that would see more use from your hands. Give it a well used look.
     
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    ^^This.

    Having said that it is yours to do as you like. It'll look good either way!
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I think I'll start with a little burn all over, lightly... no rings or spirals. See how it looks, then go for the gunstock stain. I may cut the haft down to 19" as well. I'll post WIP and completed pics as I go. Might pick up a Frontier hawk later this year, and another Trail hawk to do for my brother for Christmas. Fun and cheap little projects.
     
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    I modded mine... twice.

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    I like some of the wraps, leather and otherwise I've seen on here, as well as some of the tacks and decorative bits.. but I have to wonder how that affects the ability to willingly remove the head for other tasks. If the handle breaks, big whoop, it comes off no problem.. but if you wanted to remove it, those could get in the way.
     
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    That's why, in this case, it's a simple whipping and not epoxied in place. If I really wanted to take the head off, it's only jute. If I'm careful I could even put it back on minus a few wraps. Plus the jute serves as always having tinder material with the hawk.
     
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    Good way to do it.
     
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    BUMP. This thread has been stagnant for FAR too long. Who’s got some new [to them] hawks to show off?
     
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    Adi Thiel forged head,(Budapest) hafted by me.

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    Thank you!
     
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    Dunlap wood products head. Dendritic stainless steel head. Hand finished from a casting. Pipe bowl is solid, used as a poll. Maple haft, moose antler trim.

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