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Axe Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Wood Splitter, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Got all my recents together for a photo shoot. L to R / top to bottom. Unknown Maine, Emerson & Stevens, OS Rixford, Snow & Nealley, Säter Banko Taz, Rixford MI, KATCO, NE Old Yank

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  2. BamaDADx3

    BamaDADx3

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    Jul 1, 2016
    Absolutely love that 4th handle from the Left. Been trying to duplicate that color on Hickory Handle for while and can't get the same look as those nice old weathered handles. Nice Collection!
     
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  3. trick420

    trick420

    53
    Jun 2, 2005
    Made my first tomahawk last weekend for a friend of mine's birthday. I have a buddy that is a blacksmith. He let me use his shop and taught me the finer points of tomahawk making.

    Can't wait to make another one.

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  4. stbob

    stbob Basic Member Basic Member

    70
    Mar 8, 2015
    Here's several pics of the Gränsfors Bruk Small Forest Axe i just received...
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    Half a stamp is better than no stamp, that's what i always say...
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    Stock sheath bad fit, blade very close to slicing through leather when placing on axe. In an attempt to prevent serious injury, i've ordered a Estwing #5 replacement sheath off eBay, hope it fits...
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    Looking forward to getting out and seeing what kind of damage i can do with this bad boy. In the meanwhile, it will be hanging out with some of my other bushcraft tools. The Gerber Sportsman Axe 2 and the Gerber Back Paxe 2...
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    Here is the Gerber Sport Axe 2 wearing its stock sheath and the Gerber Back Paxe 2 wearing its Estwing #1 sheath...
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    Update: Received the intended replacement sheath i ordered, an Estwing No. 5. While its a high quality sheath and far superior to the stock sheath, the fit isn't quite up to par. Its a bit tight and i could only barely manage to close one of the two snaps. Wouldn't want to run the risk of the one snap popping open and the sheath falling off while in my pack so the search for another replacement sheath continues...
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  5. confederatemule

    confederatemule

    11
    Oct 25, 2014
    Trick420, your Tomahawk looks good. I would be proud to be able to make one that looks as nice as that.

    Mule
     
  6. Samon

    Samon

    Nov 12, 2012
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    Dug a few out for a pic. :)
     
  7. BamaDADx3

    BamaDADx3

    95
    Jul 1, 2016
    My Kelly Works Woodslasher 3 1/2lb on shorty (cedar axe)handle.[​IMG]

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  8. prep4beginners

    prep4beginners

    12
    Sep 1, 2016
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    MY Coldsteel trail boss stripped and blued with a sheath/strap on the strap a ferro rod loop and a snug loop for an opinel 8 (carbon) :) the hickory handle was charred lightly and coated with a leather neck laced up in the back



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  9. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Yer killin' me, Coop!
     
  10. scottyj

    scottyj

    413
    Jan 29, 2009
    Hello sir. Could you please tell me what the second one down with the long white handle is? It is stunning, and I'm intrigued by it. Thank you sir.
     
  11. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

    255
    Feb 21, 2017
    Kelly Works Vulcan 4.5 lb swamper I was working on.
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    Had to run over to the axe handle store to pick up 36 in. handle
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    Got her finished up last night
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  12. Samon

    Samon

    Nov 12, 2012
    Cold steel viking axe :)

    Haven't began modding it yet, comes like that from the company. Very affordable too!
     
  13. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
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  14. Samon

    Samon

    Nov 12, 2012
    I hope you don't mind me memorising that design, it's brilliant! you've done a fine job and I'd love to attempt something similar at some point.
     
  15. bronc076

    bronc076

    36
    Oct 10, 2013
    This isn't very impressive but It's my first attempt at axe restoration and leather work so I'm kindof happy with it. This is a Collins I've had laying around for 20 years. I picked up a handle at the local hardware store and sanded all the nasty finish off of it, then I put some Black walnut stain on it for a weathered look, then a few coats of boiled linseed oil. First axe I've hung, it turned out pretty good. Tonight I made the leather sheath so it does not dull itself living behind the seat of my old truck, I still need to trim the leather some. It was fun, looking forward to finding some more old ones to clean up.


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  16. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

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    Feb 21, 2017
    I have some bad news for you friend
     
  17. SC T100

    SC T100

    Apr 2, 2014
    Yep. Unfortunately that head is on upside down. Pull the wedge, flip the head, do a little fitting, and re-wedge. Use the An Ax to grind video and/or PDF as a guide and you'll be good to go!

    Also, you can sand the leather edges just like you would with wood to get nice clean lines.
     
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  18. bronc076

    bronc076

    36
    Oct 10, 2013
    Well dang. Guess I get to try again. :)

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    I flipped it over, i'm going to call this a rookie mistake! :) I had to work on the handle quite a bit with a rasp, and I'm not sure if I'm happy with it or not. I might start from scratch with a new handle but first I need to try it out.

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    Thanks!
    Rob
     
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  19. prep4beginners

    prep4beginners

    12
    Sep 1, 2016
    Thank I love it
    You should see my bk2 and the 4 carry options it allows :)



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  20. Whiskey_Jim

    Whiskey_Jim

    255
    Feb 21, 2017
    What does the top look like? Hanging an axe takes a lot of work.
     
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