Axe, Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

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

  1. 333.okh

    333.okh

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    Mar 23, 2011
    That head had no marks not even the Circle N I hear about. Nice steel with a sharp ring to it when a file hits it. There was some red paint. This head is just over 4 pounds.

    The handle is a 30" Handle House 1630 AA grade Hickory with the octagon option. I flame harden/burnish myself as I am adding a mixture of Tung/Linseed/Teak oils with a couple of waxes [Bees cut lightly with Lanolin] all heated to a fine cream paste. I flame heat the handle, then rub the wax cream on the hot wood. Wait till it cools off and repeat until all pore are filled. If done right you get get the cream to penetrate when you rub it on and once again when hit with the torch [although some will burn off] to reheat the handle. At that point I use a little Teak oil with steel wool and go over the handle to remove rough spots or wax build up...

    Here in the Redwoods they did something similar with Neats foot oil /Bees wax as a way to treat the wood and keep a grip on the axe.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013
  2. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Snow & Nealley 3 1/4# rehung on the same handle.

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  3. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I like the drop in that handle.
     
  4. 333.okh

    333.okh

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    Mar 23, 2011
    I burnished the little Vaughan hatchet once with the cream....it is so hot here today with no humidity that I am letting the sun do the rest....This is three slathered on coats later....I think this handle was ash not hickory...not that it matters.

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  5. cooperhill

    cooperhill

    Nov 14, 2011
    Maine 3 3/4# axe. No other markings left. on a 30" hickory handle from House Handle. quick a bit of trimming.

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  6. ApoXX

    ApoXX

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Great photos everyone.

    Here's my Treeman Combat Hatchet that I acquired not too long ago. It's nice to have around the campsite; great little chopper and near-bombproof. I'll post some pics of it in use in the near future. (O1 tool steel, 11 5/8" length, 4.5" edge, linen Micarta, sheath by Jack Mosher)

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    I'm currently thinking about getting something for bigger chores, maybe a nice Gransfors Bruks or Wetterlings axe.
     
  7. Ramonr

    Ramonr

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Last week arrived the Stefan Ronnqvist viking axe head.
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  8. Ramonr

    Ramonr

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    Feb 27, 2008
    So I had to put a handle on it. A branch a brazilwood was used.
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  9. Ramonr

    Ramonr

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    Feb 27, 2008
    The axe being inspected by Miucha.
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  10. Ramonr

    Ramonr

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    Feb 27, 2008
    Almost done...
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    Finished.
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  11. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That's super cool!
     
  12. sugarworm

    sugarworm

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    Sep 1, 2012
    Rehung a hachet head from a flea market, there seems to have been a split I guess and it was brazed with brass and works real nice given the abuse I've put it through.
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    A pun I thought up of; in korean Toki means bunny and tok is axe... it was funnier in my head.
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  13. 333.okh

    333.okh

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    Mar 23, 2011
    I was asked where I got the axe head....It was Avalon Forge from Tom White....I am in love with it after very little clean up...no makers marks, just good clean fun.

    http://www.avalonforge.com/
     
  14. the5farrs

    the5farrs

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    Jan 28, 2013
    333.okh, I looked at the website and it stated "recycled" axe heads. I am curious what they mean. Your axe head looks good.
     
  15. 333.okh

    333.okh

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    Mar 23, 2011
    They offer a few..this was one of many he has that were in a packing crate and a little rusty...never hung before...no markings...I love mine which I am picky too....he also has some old South American style heads I think....He sells them handled or just the heads
     
  16. ipt

    ipt

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    May 14, 2013
    Hi. All!
    I'm new here!
    I would like to share this:

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  17. Elkhunt58

    Elkhunt58

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    Apr 24, 2007
    My kids both need a decent hatchet, I read about the surprising quality of Northern Tool hatchet on this forum. I ordered these and will wait till they need new handles and put on 18"ers later. For now I customized them a bit for their birthdays. My daughter's home has lots of vintage decorations and she loves all things National Park, so I made these to match her prized "Glacier Park" Pendelton blanket. My son gets the one she does not want. Sort of a fun little project. At their ages gifts are more about the thought than the cost...
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  18. Chris Montgomery

    Chris Montgomery

    Dec 8, 2011
    This is my first attempt at making a camp axe/hatchet.
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    I forged this with a mild steel body and a 5150 carbon steel bit.

    Chris
     
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  19. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Super nice job with the grain in the handle. It looks like it will be real nice for carving.
    Where are you from, if you don't mind me asking? And what is brazil wood? Does it have growth rings?
     
  20. bearhunter

    bearhunter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Wow man that is really sweet :cool:

    What's the weight?
     

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