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Question re. Tomahawks

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by BKP99, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. BKP99

    BKP99 Member

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    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???
     
  2. Bruz

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    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?
     
  3. CWL

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    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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