More new hawks...

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More new hawks...

Post by hawkthrower » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:57 am

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Working on a new hawk - file and punch work to start with...
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Re: new hawk...

Post by TradRag » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 am

Looks like a good start! Bring it on. :applaud:
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Re: new hawk...

Post by Roaddog » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:35 pm

Lookn good, can we see the hole thing?

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Re: new hawk...

Post by hawkthrower » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:18 am

Roasted the handle in linseed oil
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Its the middle one
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Post by ghelemabz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:39 am

that looks great..nice variations of tomahawks.







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Re: new hawk...

Post by hawkthrower » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:56 pm

Thanks! I've been throwing sharp things and sticking them for a long while now.... Knifes and hawks and axes and darts and all sorts of stuff..... But I really like my field axes and my hawks the best.....I've also got vintage throwing knives that are a ton of fun to practice with..... It has a special impact when you are out felling trees and finish limbing out a log with a field axe and you toss it at the stump, stick it solid at about 3 or 4 yards and bury the head.... the guys that don't know me too well are really "impressed" :rolf:
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Re: new hawk...

Post by alphamale » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:32 am

hey there do you ever sell any of your hawks? or ever trade any, i deal in a lot of snakeskins, i gots copperheads,timber rattlers and some canebreak rattlers i gots some pics postid on the classafieds ,,holla, thanx.,,.

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Re: new hawk...

Post by hawkthrower » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:53 pm

Never really considered selling or trading my hawks.

They are mostly for my own recreation - throwing them is fun and challenging! And making one is a good pastime. Though I have yet to hammer out the file steel I was given by my farrier.

I bought the hawk heads from several places offering them on the internet ( some offer better steel than others) and several other axes that I have, have been with me a very very long time.....

Handles are best bought in bulk from one of the hickory handle companies.... I trash handles on axes regularly, hawks too.....

If you need more info let me know and I will see if I can collect it and post for you...
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Post by alphamale » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:41 pm

thanx,, yap if you no anybody interested in making or selling a hawk for me or you could help me any way ta maybe get one i would really be indetid to you. and like i posted earleyer ,i have some big tanned timber and canebreak rattlers ta trade on or sell, they are real good for leather work, i am gona try ta post some pics next week,,thanx alphamale.,.

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Re: new hawk...

Post by hawkthrower » Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:48 am

alphmale, try -

http://www.hatchetsandaxes.com/early_fu ... g_tomahawk

or

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas- ... Mgod3msAJQ

These are great for starters and even if the steel is a bit soft you can temper it - remember the handle is decoration or/and it's expendable so order at least one extra (I like to have 1/2 doz handy)
Http://www.househandle.com is a great resource for all types of handles for all sorts of tools for the shop, farm and everything else...

The smaller "mouse hawk" is great but I'd recommend starting with the "standard" size to get a feel for throwing. I prefer the mouse as a carry hawk because it is smaller and I don't get it tangled up in the brush as much as the larger ones.

You also need a target - I have used standing dead tree trunks, rough cut 12x12 timber buried to stand up. large logs and very large rounds(18 to 24++ the bigger the better) from the base of a felled tree on a stand. But if you need something forgiving to practice with you might get some straw bales and ratchet straps to compress them tight and throw into them for a while until you get consistent.

Also "pipe hawks" and "hammer hawks" each have their uses and function but remember the handle is something that if you use the hawk as a utility or throwing tool will be trashed eventually.
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Re: new hawk...

Post by hawkthrower » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:37 am

Ok so I had to start another project........

There was a huge hammer mark where I drilled through to begin to do the open work on the blade -
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working on the surfaces grinding and polishing out the forging marks....
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still some filing to do to even out the proportions on the "star", and more grinding and polishing...
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Re: More new hawks...

Post by wormbobskey » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:35 pm

Looks like it would make a nice trapping hawk for sure.

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Re: More new hawks...

Post by hawkthrower » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:20 am

Thanks it's seen some heavy use both on the hearth and in the field :)
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