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    new tomahawk

    After seeing one he made for himself on my muzzle loading forum, I asked if he would make one for me. And, he did. This is a spike hawk made from a ball peen hammer. It will go on display with my collection of about 20 other 'hawks, including one given to me by our own Johnson.Click image for larger version. 

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    Frank, that is a nice 'hawk. Now, if I understand this correctly, the guy that forged this used the peen end of the hammer for the blade and the ball end of the hammer for the tong part, thus leaving the handle hole sized the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Frank, that is a nice 'hawk. Now, if I understand this correctly, the guy that forged this used the peen end of the hammer for the blade and the ball end of the hammer for the tong part, thus leaving the handle hole sized the same?
    Yes and no. Shaped as you described but reshaped the hole to take a tapered tomahawk handle. I had a couple of those on hand.
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    thats some very good forge work!!!
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    Very cool, Frank. How long is it from the blade to the tip of the spike?
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    Frank, I assume the 'hawk pattern is a traditional design. Was it used as a general purpose tool, or purely as a weapon? Looks formidable, to say the least. Beautiful craftsmanship.
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    Frank this is a work horse Hawk. A discussion maker ! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Frank this is a work horse Hawk. A discussion maker ! LOL
    Dave from my experience war is work.
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    Mine too. But with one of these has become standard issue or I know that many of our boys are caring one these days. I became very proficient with one.
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