I used rawhide for the blade covers, dyed, beaded with very early pony beads C1840ish, decorated with a morning star and fiddlehead ferns on the sheath and ferns in brass tacks on the haft.
Here's a hawk I just finished (awaiting clothing). 5/32nds sawmill blade steel, hickory haft with perfect grain alignment, wrapped in jute that I soaked in thinned carpenters glue, dyed and waxed. Head is through the haft, wedged and pinned with a copper pin under the wrap. Haft is 20 1/2 inches top to bottom, spontoon blade is 5 inches, spike is just under 3 inches. Throws great, sticks deep. Hope you enjoy.
Last edited by Pipeman; 06-10-2012 at 03:09 PM.
Hay Pipeman....Beautiful piece....Havent been here in a long time, you still do nice work !
Beautiful as usual Robin! I want to know where all the hawk guys went? I like the axes too, but the hawks are my real love.
Very nice Brother R.
Spontoons are awesome...
I hope some day my junk will look as nice as yern Robin,till then i guess i'll just keep practicing
That is really nice. Looks very effective too.
Ahhh! Some of the hawk guys are returning.
mighty purdy Robin
That's a beauty. The decorative hooks really bring it up a couple notches
Thanks for your comments. The forum changes constantly but is getting very busy which is great. I'm learning a lot of great information on axes from the super collectors on here. I'll be making more hawks soon and will post pics for you Bro ;-))
Thanks for your kind comments Charlie, Lee, Omni and Pullrick, much appreciated.
I dye the haft first from the top to where the handle wrap begins. Then I lay a bed of glue full strength where the handle wrap will be. I wrap the handle jute into the glue and let it set for 15 minutes or so. Then I dye the jute and light it on fire to burn most of the hair off the jute, then soak it in the thinned glue with an art brush(about like coffee cream). I give it a couple of coats making sure the ends of the wrap are saturated. The after it dries I burn it again, then coat it with furiture wax also with an art brush to get it deep into the jute and then burn it again, then buff it with a dremel buffing wheel after the wax is good and dry. Hope this helps.
Thats a good looking warhawk Robin, man your good. Thanks for the great pic of that wicked hawk.
As usual Robin, the details are phenominal. You raised the bar again.
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