Knives Hawks Axes Hatchets

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Knives Hawks Axes Hatchets

Post by bowdoc » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:48 am

I asked TR about maybe getting us a forum going on hunting knives and hawks hatchets and small axes.No double edge daggers of fighting type knives.You know like skinners cappers boneing knives hawks small axes and hatchets items used by folks like us.What you'all thinking any interest ???? bowdoc

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Post by JakeLevi » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:18 pm

All for it.

One small point though, a number of daggers and fighting knife replicas are used in buck skinner rondys, many very nice ones.

Modern fighting knives I'd as soon pass on besides which I think its hard to beat a K-Bar.

I have made a couple knives, one is still my favorite camp knife, I call her the bastard daughter of a bowie and a machete. Does everything from making fire starting wood to stiring the beans.

Anyhow, like to see input on hand forged skinners etc. If I ever get the money I'd like an Ed Fowler skinner.
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Post by Nosight » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:15 am

A Knife forum for a bunch of us what-to-be knifemakers??????

I,m in....

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Post by bowdoc » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:43 am

I myself have banged out a few knives over the years and would love to get something going on knives small axes and hatchets..Lets see how much feed back we get.Here's a pic of one I made last winter.bd
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Post by Okie » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:41 am

I think that's a great idea! I too try to build a few knives, but my brother, Dana, makes such nice ones I just leave most of them to him. Bowdoc you probably know him from that other site.
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Post by JakeLevi » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:08 pm

Nice knife Bowdoc, walnut handle ?

I like it.
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Post by Easternarcher » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:11 pm

Blade forum...YES! I wanna see hawks and period knives!!!

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Post by jcporter@work » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:07 am

Got my vote. Seems lately I've been doing more putting handles on finished blades than making complete knives. The house if finally finished and I can start on a new work shop after deer season. Got a lot of half finished blades, bow and 2 muzzleloaders to finish when I finally have a place to work.
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Post by bowdoc » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:04 am

Jake good eye yes sir I believe that was some scrap black walnut I had.The blade is from an old forged carbon steel 14" Hinkle kitchen knife(my wife kept cutting herself with it).So I made the 4 1/2" heavy skinner out of it.Here's another one I made last winter.This 4 incher is made from a piece of a Starret Hi-Speed saw blade.The handle is moose antler I milled the scales out of.Okie1 yes I sure do know Dana's fine work.You should ask him to post some pics of his beautuiful outstanding knives over here to help us get a knife forum going..bd
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Post by Okie » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:10 pm

Bow doc, he gets on here some and posts a few. Here's a couple he posted.

http://www.tradrag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2074
http://www.tradrag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=1943
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Post by JakeLevi » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:42 am

I love that Osage one. A one for a lifetime knife.
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Post by bowdoc » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:39 am

Oh yeah as always Dana's work speaks for itself outstanding knives...I really love the 1095 blades thats one of my all time favorite blade steel.....Thanks for the link Okie it worked great

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Post by bowdoc » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:57 am

My birthday was a few weeks ago and one of my good bud's made me up a little care package.He gave me a few items to fool around with this winter.His father was a knife maker and was into the machining of some blades.Check out the folder that was in the care package he made ? I am really looking forward to working on that one.Kind of large a should be a great folder for my fanny pack.bd
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Post by bowdoc » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:58 am

Oh yeah I almost forgot check out the piece of antler he gave me for a handle.bd
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Post by Okie » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:49 pm

Wow, great care package! That oughta keep ya busy for a little while. I've never done a folder. Might have to try one someday.
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Post by stiknstringbow » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:34 am

I was going to have a member on the "other" site finish the "old man in the pommel" for BD's birthday, but he never got back to me and BD said he could do a good job on a knife, so I gave him the kit....

I have another folder I am going to finish myself, I just cannot decide on scale material....

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Post by kurtbel5 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:47 pm

I will play
Here are a couple special ones.
In the early 80's a few friends of mine, set up an archery range in an old horse corral, we shot compounds and really thought we were the S3it.
A neighbor, pretty old fella back then lol, watched a few times and asked if we wanted to learn how to throw knives and hawks,
he brought over a dozen of these.He said they were a circus knife thrower's from the 30's and he bought them from the family.

By the end of the summer we could do 1/2 turns and full turns pretty well, he generously split 6 with me and my friends.
I always thought with 2, converting one to spear and carrying the other as a knife would serve well in the bush.
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Specs are 13.5" oal x 1.5" at widest, weight 14 oz.
The rough leather handles are the last of the ones he gave me, wish I had kept the old nicked and sweaty ones that came off it originally
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Post by kurtbel5 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:50 pm

Thats a great Bday gift!!
looks like some nice blades.
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Post by bowdoc » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:32 am

Kurt I bet those are some good blade steel.Normally throwers were good steel so they would not bend.Once bent the blade would become unbalanced and well danger danger.........great knives.bd

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Post by bowdoc » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:38 am

I also wanted to add apic of one of my all time favorite toy.This is an ATC with a ray skin handle wrapped with sword type black wrappings.bd

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Post by kurtbel5 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:45 am

Doc??? Pictures? lol

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Post by TWOFEATHERS » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:03 pm

Here's the hawk I carry when muzzleloading and trapping!
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Post by TradRag » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:07 pm

Those are two fine looking hawks. TWOFEATHERS is that a 'real' skin or faux? Curious of how will it grips.
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Post by TWOFEATHERS » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:13 pm

TradRag wrote:Those are two fine looking hawks. TWOFEATHERS is that a 'real' skin or faux? Curious of how will it grips.
Bryan, The fur the hawk is lying on is a fisher i caught and tanned up a few winters ago, the snake skins are diamond backs and they grip real well on the hawk! jim
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Post by TradRag » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:27 pm

nice.. sorry to muddy the water but I was talking about the snake. When or if you get time I'd like to see a pic or pics of the handle. More detail and how the lines join. Like I said, if you have time.
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Post by TWOFEATHERS » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:01 pm

You Got it Bryan, it may take me a couple days to get to! This was an experiment I was messing with over the winter ande actually came out pretty good, I love working with snake skins and have done up several bows over the years, I just thought it would be cool to have a hawk with skinned handle!
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Post by JakeLevi » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:23 pm

I'd reach for the hawk and come up with a snake. ;)

Pass!

Beautiful work though.

I was much into hawks when I first started buckskinning, then got away and now am reinterested, I kinda want to build a forge like I used to have, a redone round grill with half hood that i rigged a hair dryer to through a pipe, it made a nice steady fire and forged several knives. I had a piece of railroad track for my anvil sitting on a big log round.

Makes me want to see what I could do on some hawks, maybe between midnight and five am can do it.

Meanwhile will admire you guys work.

So, when do we get our subsection for hawks and knives??

I really like the Fort Benton type skinning and scalpers.
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Post by mountainrifle » Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:44 pm

a whole subsection for hawks and knives? thats awesome!
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Re: Knives Hawks Axes Hatchets

Post by JakeLevi » Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:41 am

I understood it for the gist of the original post,

I'd sure like to see it, I'd like to learn a lot from these craftsmen here. Some beautiful work shown just so far.
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