What is this Tomahawk?

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    I'm watching a video and the one guy produces what he calls a tomahawk, but if I was going to call it something I'd call it a hatchet.
    Either way, does anyone recognize it? Who might make something like this?
    Here's a still.
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    And if you go to the time mark in the video you can catch additional glimpses of it.
     
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    Butch Sheely? Don't know if he did it but @138zacvining and i watched him make something similar without the poll about two months ago. I want one regardless of who made it!
     
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    I want one, too!
    The best of both worlds. Lightweight like a hawk, but profiled like a small hand axe or hatchet. And with a poll.
     
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    Try a drywall hatchet
     
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    I like a drywall hatchet its just the novelty of the small hatchet size for me
     
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    I've seen quite a few such "Tomahawks" made by modifying vintage carpenters or shingling axes (hatchets), we have a couple of our members (JM and Rick Pete-12) who have made some very nice examples that were showcased in an issue of Backwoodsman Magazine.
    The usual giveaway is the square eye, hammer pole, and straight tool handle.

    The modification usually involves cutting the underside of the hatchet that has the nail puller slot into the shape of a tomahawk head leaving as much as the original blade edge untouched, usually done with a cut off wheel, and hand finished with files, but care needs to be taken using power tools not to ruin the temper of the head.
     
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    That's a really good looking profile. Would like to see more of that, too.
     
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    looks like a mouse hawk
     
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    I have a small hatchet head sorta like that. Don’t know much about it, no markings. Got it as a pair with a larger carpenter hatchet

    It’s just laying around as of now. If interested send me a pm we can make a deal

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    That's a nice offer. That looks just like one in the links I posted. I wish I knew how to fit a handle.
    What I did last night was cut the handle down on my CS Trail Hawk and add some jute whipping. Trying to make it a more useful, pack sized tool.
     
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    I'd bet it's something available from Townsends, most of the time everything in their videos is from their stock.

    Personally, I'd just post to YouTube comments and ask. Both Jon from Townsends and Dan from Coalcracker bushcraft are very nice, I'm sure they'd tell you.
     
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    I like The Townsends. I've bought their spice kit and had earmarked other stuff I was interested in.
    Then I did a little highliting and Google-Fu today... Man their stuff is pricey. At least their kitchenware is. In some cases a 34 dollar item is 29 elsewhere. And in other cases a 96 dollar item is 48. Ouch.
    The age old saying... it pays to shop around. But I'll be keeping my eye on their store.
     
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    That is a hatchet, not tomahawk, in the video. It has a poll, but is different than the Fort Megis belt axe or Kentucky belt axe. I've sen the Fort Megis and similar small axes and heads for sale, but questioned if they were hard enough. I was at a show recently where a 'smith had some of his knives and small axes, but the bits were very thick, so heavier than I wanted.

    That mini-axe/hatchet thread is a good one.
     
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    the meigs belt axe has a small flat handel and was kept on a shooting bag, very lite for me, to lite for any practical choppig maybe ok for prossessing meat. the mouse hawk is a smaller version of the tomahawk.
     
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    that is a mouse hawk for throwing........
     
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    it is refered to as womens and or kids, kids start with these for throwing cause there light.
     

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