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Old 07-14-2018, 10:35 PM   #1
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Started from a ball peen about 16 oz, USA stamped. Forgot that my phone was plugged in, but I got a few pics later in the process.

Here it is after some of the Blade was beginning to be forged out, right before I started drifting the eye.



A bit more forging...


Forged to shape all but the spike end. Time for a little profile cleanup on the grinder.


Drifted the eye out larger to fit a regular hammer handle.


Got it close to finished. After this I normalized in the oven and then did a bit of finish grinding. May heat treat tomorrow.





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Old 07-15-2018, 01:23 PM   #2
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Pretty cool !
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:57 PM   #3
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Finished the hawk and a blacksmith knife today.









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Old 07-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #4
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That is pretty cool
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:00 PM   #5
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Really cool.

Theoretically speaking, I bet that little spike would punch through the side wall of a tire...if necessary...just saying.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:33 PM   #6
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Really cool.

Theoretically speaking, I bet that little spike would punch through the side wall of a tire...if necessary...just saying.
Or through your scull if the real business end bounced off something. :-). Awesome work! Love the knife as well.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #7
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Theoretically it would be good for a lot of things, LOL.


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Old 07-16-2018, 06:52 PM   #8
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Man, I like that. Cool work.


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Old 07-16-2018, 07:13 PM   #9
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No sir that’s a ball peen hammer....
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #10
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No sir thatís a ball peen hammer....
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:15 AM   #11
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Dang, very nice
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:22 AM   #12
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Or through your scull if the real business end bounced off something. :-). Awesome work! Love the knife as well.
Dang voice recognition. Skull. Although, you could puncture a scull as well. Then you really would be up a creek without a paddle.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:02 PM   #13
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I commend you Jason; I can't swing a hammer in this heat.

Good job.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:49 AM   #14
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Power hammer sure helps, Jank. Alot of detail work and straightening, etc, but the hammer does the heaviest parts of the work. Also, we had a few days in the low 90's after weeks hovering around 100 +/-. I put in the hours on the less hot days Back to 100's all week this week.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:09 AM   #15
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Holy hades! I can barely stand to heat up a blade to quench temps much less getting a chunk of cruforge hot enough to hammer on. And I'm in the shade with my forge too. Come on cold weather.
I like that hawk. Might have to copy that one day and instead of a spike make an adze blade from the ball.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:36 AM   #16
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I like that hawk. Might have to copy that one day and instead of a spike make an adze blade from the ball.
Copy away, nothing original about this design. Hammer poll is another popular option. Adze, nice, like a tiny little grubbing hoe
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:26 PM   #17
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Beautiful work, Jason!
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:05 AM   #18
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Very Cool Build......I’m jealous of your skills.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:10 PM   #19
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Copy away, nothing original about this design. Hammer poll is another popular option. Adze, nice, like a tiny little grubbing hoe
And can be used for bow making to work a stave down thru the growth rings
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:21 PM   #20
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Makes sense. The one time I did that kind of work, I roughed it out on the band saw then finished it out with a draw knife. Hatchet or adze makes sense.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:13 PM   #21
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I like it!
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:06 AM   #22
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Jason that's just over the top buddy lol. Your right arm is going to be bigger than your left if you keep hammering away at steel!
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:50 PM   #23
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That's pretty dang cool, Jason!
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:55 PM   #24
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very nice work Sir.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:37 PM   #25
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I have put these up for sale a few places. But also consider trades for firearms, or a bow for my teenage son.


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Old 07-22-2018, 04:41 PM   #26
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Nice
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