Saturday, February 7, 2015

A whole passel of tomahawks

I've been kind of remiss in posting up the tomahawks that have left my shop.  Here's some of 'em.

15" War Chief, sharpened inner beard, TeroTuf handles.

12" Wrecker, sharpened inner beard, Micarta handles.

The pair of them in comparison, with a Benghazi Warfighter to boot.

A pair of 12" War Chiefs with TeroTuf.  They weren't going to the same customer, but I thought that made a nice shot of them.  :)

A 15" Wrecker with tan Durabake and black TeroTuf.

A 12" Woodsman, sharpened inner beard, in olive drab.

A 15" Wrecker.

An 18" War Chief, sharpened inner beard, in olive drab.

An 18" Woodsman.

And finally, a 15" War chief, sharpened inner beard, in black.

Whew!  That's a lot of work!  Still more I'll post later.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Neo-Tribal / Primal/Tactical 'hawk and knife combo

This pair was ordered up by a customer who had previously bought an 18" Wrecker tomahawk from me and has used it quite a bit.  He wanted a matching 'hawk and knife with cord wrapped handles.

The 'hawk is the more "neo" of the pair, a 15" War Chief in 1/4" 4140, with the top and bottom rivet holes left exposed to allow for lanyard options.  The knife is forged from 1/4" x 1 1/4" 80CrV2, with a 7" blade and a false edge on the clip.  Both have hemp-over-leather handle wraps and black oxide finish on the steel.  There is a leather slab on either side of the tang underneath the hemp to bulk up the handle.  The edges on the leather were heavily beveled prior to wrapping to keep the corners of the handle from being too square.  Three strand Turk's head knots in black round leather lace cover the ends of the wrap, and the whole wrap is impregnated with marine epoxy.  The customer will be making his own sheaths.