Here is my first attempt at forging. Both of these were forged at the Hammer in Regina, but the hawk was cleaned up and drifted further once i got home to fit the haft better, and the knife had the bevels hammered a bit straighter. The hawk is forged from a 24oz ball pein hammer, and the knife is forged from a rail spike with the bevels hammered in and then just cleaned up with the grinder. The haft of the hawk is a pre made one i got when i bought my drift from blacksmith depot. I sanded the wax off, carved my name in the handle in Viking Runes (not sure why really but it seemed like a good idea, and adds something visual i guess), wrapped the grip area with leather lace, and finished both the wood and leather with boiled linseed oil. The knife was heat treated and actually seems to hold a decent edge, and the hawk was edge quenched about an inch back form the cutting edge, then full quench after about 2 seconds, then drawn back just past straw with a torch on the cutting edge. Both were taken to shaving sharp. I left a few hammer marks in when finishing it out so it still looks a bit hand forged. Comments, good or bad, always welcome. Planning to start a few more hawks after the long weekend. Or maybe tomorrow if i can get away from the honey do list long enough. Sorry for the photo quality, its off a phone and it was getting dark. Time for a new camera but havent decided what i want yet.