Question re. Tomahawks


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BKP99
January 14, 2003, 07:11 PM
How does one prevent the head of Tomahawks from sliding back down the shaft after the impact of throwing???
I bought a rifleman's hawk from Cold Steel and it would do this.
A fellow recommended using wedges, I did so the the shaft split and cracked so much I had to use epoxy wood to repair it.

It still slides down the shaft after throws!!!!

I have some replacement shafts ordered...how to I secure the head on it???

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Bruz
January 15, 2003, 06:56 AM
Maybe if ya post a pic of it one of these genious's can give you an idea. Is it designed to be thrown? Can you soak it?

CWL
January 15, 2003, 06:19 PM
Probably a badly made/cured shaft. The shaft should be wide enough to wedge the axe head into place.

You may want to use a thin wood shim inside the shaft (pointing up) & then force the head onto the shaft. Use another shim on top to secure the whole thing.

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