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Offline Quenchcrack

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Self Made Axe
« on: March 30, 2016, 04:58:10 PM »
I made this years ago and forgot about it.  It is a 14" Hawk made from a 2" x 10" piece of truck spring.  The edge is hardened and the grip is walnut.





It is sharp and is a pretty good chopper but it is heavy.
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 05:02:08 PM »
Pretty danged cool!  :thumbsup:     Reminds me a bit of the old French styled 'hawk. :chopwood:
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 05:03:42 PM »
Pretty slick QC. I was thinking re-purposed golf club when I first looked at it. Hell of a head knocker for sure.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 05:08:34 PM »
Pretty danged cool!  :thumbsup:     Reminds me a bit of the old French styled 'hawk. :chopwood:


Wolfy, I was going to try to draw the head out to be more like a "Francesca" throwing hawk but did not have quite enough metal to do it.  And my arm got really tired pounding on spring steel for several hours.  Someday I may even sand and polish it better.
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 05:32:36 PM »
FRANKly, 8) I think you did a great job on illustrating its roots! :hail:
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 05:48:29 PM »
Pretty cool.  looks like it would be really good for limbing
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 06:12:34 PM »
Very nice.  I like it.

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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2016, 09:00:07 AM »
Oh yeah, that is nice!
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 09:03:26 AM »
That's pretty neat.  I like it.
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2016, 10:58:37 AM »
Love the lines on it.
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2016, 02:57:56 PM »
Well done, how is the handling / usage going compared to a machete or tomahawk ?
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Re: Self Made Axe
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2016, 05:08:42 PM »
For me it is a bit heavy.  Being all steel, it weighs more than a hawk or a machete.  I have used it very little but it will chop just fine.  I really need to put a better edge on it.  Or I might just leave it as is and call it an Orc Cleaver and sell it to a Zombie Hunter.
I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
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