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Old August 3, 2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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Tomahawk Picture Thread

I've always liked and used tomahawks.
Would like to see other's tomahawks.
I'll start of with a few of mine.



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Old August 4, 2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Used to have a "Peace Pipe" 'Hawk back in my BoyScout days. Was in the "Order of the Arrow" dance and ceremonial team. It was a "display only" aluminum pipe and blade, but smoked well! LOL.

Just bought a set (4) of throwing 'hawks to practice with, for the AKTA NE regionals in May 2015.
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Old August 4, 2014, 12:48 PM   #3
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Kemper, great looking tomahawks. # 1 and 2 are nasty looking pieces of equipment, would not want someone coming at me with one of those.
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Old August 8, 2014, 11:21 AM   #4
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Nice hawks. My only one, a tactical hawk.

A Kangee. Designed by RMJ, made by CRKT.Love it.

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Old August 8, 2014, 06:09 PM   #5
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Cold Steel Trail Hawk. I shortened and refinished the handle, and stripped the paint off the head, then cold blued it.

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Old August 8, 2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Nice Hawks .
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Old August 9, 2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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Only "cool" T'hawk I have, picture doesn't do it any justice. This was forged by Louis Tortorich from a farrier's rasp and is another one of those items I bought with intent on using, but then didn't have the heart to get it rusty once I saw how well it was made...

It's a bit on the heavy side and I keep meaning to have Louis put on a longer handle, one of many things on my "to do" list.
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Old August 13, 2014, 08:41 PM   #8
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2Hawks Longhunter and Competition Hawk

Beaver Bill Premium Throwing Hawk with a Craftsman Hatchet

Sog Tac Hawk with a CS Kukri Machete

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Old August 14, 2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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I found good value in this Cold Steel hawk (the "hawkbill" hawk or some such)....I reversed the handle orientation so that I'd have the thick end where my hand is, for better retention of it. Few small improvements. I love it. Medium-weight hawk, I guess, or medium-heavy.

Great pics, smith... and nice hawks.

I just used cheap cloth tape for the handle wrap.
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Old August 14, 2014, 08:59 PM   #10
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I have one of the inexpensive Cold Steel 'hawks, which I purchased used. I've found it to be a pretty good gardening tool.

I recently removed a square foot of lawn to make a space to plant some catnap, just chop into the turf at an angle and off it comes, one strip at a time.. You can press your palm into the back of the head and wiggle the handle a bit and it digs right into the dirt like a little shovel, good for removing rocks and such.

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Old August 14, 2014, 09:07 PM   #11
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Old August 15, 2014, 05:31 PM   #12
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I purchased this HB Forge “Brave” tomahawk back in 1974. My recollection was that the large, un pierced blade was called a “Brave”, smaller versions were called “Squaw” and there was a “Mouse” hawk. The same models had a pierced heart and were given different names. I talked to the owner and he said that he totally took over HB Forge in 1975 and made all the tomahawks by himself. In the 1973-74 time frame he had local Amish smiths making the tomahawks. The heads are made of 1018 steel with a 1095 insert. The edge is tempered to a 40-45 rockwell so people can sharpen with a file.

Names have all been changed since then http://www.hbforge.com/hand-forged-throwing-tomahawks

You can see the 1095 insert in these pictures.

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Old August 18, 2014, 04:07 AM   #13
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Old August 27, 2014, 12:29 AM   #14
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I won this one, these pictures of it are better than I can do:
Bring me two 1911s,
I want one for each hand,
We'll set sail with Colonel Cooper,
Though we never leave dry land,
All the goblins, I've forgot 'em,
I buried them in the sand
So give me two 1911s,
one for each hand.
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Old August 27, 2014, 08:50 PM   #15
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That last one of Shappa's is a fokos, unless the handle has been shortened so that it can no longer be used as a cane.
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Old August 28, 2014, 02:35 AM   #16
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Yep, that's a fokos. I thought I put a description up with the photos.

Let's see there is a KRJ that I cleaned up a bit, leaving some forge work, and blued.
Next is a moosetrax forge.
The Damascus one is a Craig Barr,
The small one is a little bag axe...cant remember the maker.
The one that is the link is a spike hawk by a maker in Poland. Fantastic work.
and the last is a fokos.
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