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Mid Sized Hunter And Tomahawk

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Grayzer86, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Just a few more shots of some things i have been working on. First up is a hunter with hamon in 1095, and three piece black and toxic green G10 scales. Typically I don't etch and polish my hamons, I just let them do their thing and show up however they will, depending on the blade finish i choose for the knife. This one is a bit odd because some of the clay blew off to early in the quench which created almost a double hamon. Hamons that are not etched are very hard to photograph but this shows a bit of whats going on as it stands. Its just a quick and dirt iPhone shot in the shop.
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    This is the same knife with a quick etch after coming off the belt at 120 just to see what was going on.
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    Next up is my most recent tomahawk. This one was forged just before Christmas when I had the forge going for the damascus hammer project. I figured i may as well be doing something in between heats and several cooling cycles so i started working on this to kill the time. This picture is obviously not finished as the handle has not been oiled and i had just started the detail burning. Also the handle in this pic is not properly fitted or cut to length yet. Wasnt sure what to do exactly for a finish, but I ended up kind of liking the colors from my flame temper, so that is how this one will stay. The hawk has now been finished and an edge sheath made, but i havent gotten any decent pictures yet. I will try to take a few outside tomorrow and add them to the thread. This one is already sold and goes to its new owner next Saturday. Even though its fully functional, this one is destined to be a wall hanger beside another of my earlier hawks that he owns.
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Super cool. I love that little slice of toxic green in the hunter. Can't lose that one in the bush.

    Do you use an (electric) iron to burn the wood on the tomahawk handle?

    Dan
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Seeing that leaf carved in wood, a sheath out of wood and pattern carved in it instead of leather. Something else to add to this list of things to try.

    The more I see tomahawks the more I like them, have you ever thought of doing an inlay inside the triangles?
     
  4. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Both are awesome, but that tomahawk has my interest peaked! Would be really interested in reading an entire build thread about something like that... hint hint!
     
  5. poppa bear

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    Love the work
     
  6. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Those look really nice. Good job man!
     

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