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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hot off the forge

I've been catching up on work that laid fallow all winter.

There were a few things that brought production to a standstill over the winter, but Spring is here, and our smithy is going all out again.

I completed one project yesterday and will be finishing off several more in the next few days.

This was a set, an English trade pattern "scalp knife"


and a modified Woodlands style Tomahawk.



The knife is forged from 1095 steel, and has a deer bone and Osage Orange Wood grip. The Tomahawk has an L6 carbon steel head and is hafted with Allegheny Mountain Ash wood. The head has a hammer on the back rather than a pipe bowl and the poll is teardrop rather than round so that the handle can't turn under use.

These were made for use rather than display so I went for practical rather than ornamental.

More to come soon!

4 comments:

Janet said...

Maybe not ornamental, but things of beauty nevertheless, especially the tomahawk.

charles said...

Yeah, it's really difficult to find a knife or something sharp in our house... ;-)

The tomahawk looks awesome Mushtaq!
(and swings really well too!)

Chuck

fairuza said...

That Tomahawk RAWKS!

Michael B. said...

Okay Mushtaq..Now I need one of each..I lvoe that Hawk..hmmmm...perhaps one could be made for me ...lol....your work is amazing and worth every penny and more..peace!