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Re: Axes
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2020, 03:25:20 pm »
So die bLiksem maak se byle self?  Hy bly ook doodstil..... hoe order ek een? :thumleft: :biggrin:
 

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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2020, 03:32:16 pm »
So die bLiksem maak se byle self?  Hy bly ook doodstil..... hoe order ek een? :thumleft: :biggrin:

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Re: Axes
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2020, 03:34:24 pm »
So die bLiksem maak se byle self?  Hy bly ook doodstil..... hoe order ek een? :thumleft: :biggrin:

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2020, 04:14:53 pm »
Some axe porn.
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Re: Axes
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2020, 04:57:17 pm »
Some axe porn.

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Re: Axes
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2020, 05:45:45 pm »
SOG  :3some:
 

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Re: Axes
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2020, 05:59:01 pm »
Hardy pray tell - whats going on with your axes? Where do they come from, differences, use. But most importantly where do i order :laughing4:

I am drawn to Scandinavian and Native american axes.  I know about nothing about em though.  Would like a utility camping ax for light/ medium wood chopping, branch clearing and general camp use.  Some simple utilitarian, but with a bit of fair if you know what i mean. Some beautiful but practical.  And protection on the handle for all my misses.  Small, light..

Please share the knowledge

Ok - Short story. My grandfather believed that every man should have a good knife and a good axe. His axe was strapped behind his seat in his old Land Cruiser and I got to know from a young age what worked and what did not, as I tried my hand at making my own out of old leaf springs etc.
I would make the following suggestion: Buy either a Cold Steel or CRKT axe or tomahawk as a starter.
I like the tomahawks as they are relatively light, They chop & cut like an axe, but they have the classic look of hickory wood, and it is also a fantastic weapon. You can then modify, and detail it as you please. Leather is seriously cheap, as is the other stuff that will eventually find it's way onto the axes or tomahawks you modify.
I regrind mine, as I do not like the makers mark on the blades. I also use perma blue after the grinding to give the blades the used, fallout look.
I often burn the hickory handles to achieve the same weathered look. I will pm you the link to the supplier - let me know which shape you are interested in, as I have tried them all, and can save you school fees.

Ok, shot - send that pm plse.  So basically buy and mod yourself?  Wood handle replacing?  That kind of thing?
 

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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2020, 08:46:28 pm »
Gransfors Bruk Axes


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Re: Axes
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2020, 06:24:28 am »
Hardy pray tell - whats going on with your axes? Where do they come from, differences, use. But most importantly where do i order :laughing4:

I am drawn to Scandinavian and Native american axes.  I know about nothing about em though.  Would like a utility camping ax for light/ medium wood chopping, branch clearing and general camp use.  Some simple utilitarian, but with a bit of fair if you know what i mean. Some beautiful but practical.  And protection on the handle for all my misses.  Small, light..

Please share the knowledge

Ok - Short story. My grandfather believed that every man should have a good knife and a good axe. His axe was strapped behind his seat in his old Land Cruiser and I got to know from a young age what worked and what did not, as I tried my hand at making my own out of old leaf springs etc.
I would make the following suggestion: Buy either a Cold Steel or CRKT axe or tomahawk as a starter.
I like the tomahawks as they are relatively light, They chop & cut like an axe, but they have the classic look of hickory wood, and it is also a fantastic weapon. You can then modify, and detail it as you please. Leather is seriously cheap, as is the other stuff that will eventually find it's way onto the axes or tomahawks you modify.
I regrind mine, as I do not like the makers mark on the blades. I also use perma blue after the grinding to give the blades the used, fallout look.
I often burn the hickory handles to achieve the same weathered look. I will pm you the link to the supplier - let me know which shape you are interested in, as I have tried them all, and can save you school fees.

Ok, shot - send that pm plse.  So basically buy and mod yourself?  Wood handle replacing?  That kind of thing?

@Kilroy

I am posting a few links from a guy in the states who does custom tomahawks from either CRKT or Cold Steel donor blades.

Viking Valhalla


Cold Steel Spike Hawk


Cold Steel Norse Hawk


Knotted Frontier Hawk


Attached you will find pics of the donor blades with hickory handles.

The nice thing about these donor blades is the fact that you wont have to do any special heat treatment on it.
Hopefully some of the guys here will also try their hand at making their own axe or tomahawk.

PS - The guy's accent is a bit heavy on the ears but he does a great job :thumleft:

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2020, 09:48:10 am »
Hein,
Which of these finishes do you prefer?
I can make it smoother if you like, but you will end up worrying about scratches etc, if it has a smooth mirror look
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2020, 10:26:25 am »
Hardy, hoe werk die swaarder hawks vir SA hout splitting.  Ons hout kan mos kak hard wees?  Onthou asb my PM.
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2020, 10:47:46 am »
Hardy, hoe werk die swaarder hawks vir SA hout splitting.  Ons hout kan mos kak hard wees?  Onthou asb my PM.

Baie goed - Die' Tomahawk is die perfekte all rounder.
Ons het Mopanie bo in Namibia, en die Hawk split, chop, strip etc soos 'n droom.
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2020, 05:14:30 pm »
My oningeligte gut feel.

Like die eerste finish meer.

Like die hawk so swaar as moonlik

Like nie te bree blade nie. Moet kan split

Like a nice natuurlike taper

Like defnitief die hamer aan die ander kant. Nie die spike nie. Ook nie niks nie.  Twee redes. - tent penne en ander jobs. Om bo op te slaan wanneer jy split.

My kop is watter indeemse hout ek sal ek gebruik vir die handle.  Fok dis nice...

Ok, mind made up. Gaan die hawks n gou gee.  Fok dis exciting.

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2020, 05:22:55 pm »
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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2020, 05:37:52 pm »
Ja kom, gooi n paar pics. My cape malay tamatie bredie potjie moet nog so 30 min loop. In stoof is my gyppo poeding.  Madera brood, botter, room, konfyt en vla. Baie kaneel en nutmeg

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2020, 05:55:35 pm »
Soon, just arrived back from Nam and moer tired.   :eek7: :thumleft: :biggrin:

Some to from my last makings to start with. 

The last one my wife's Honda axe.   :biggrin:
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2020, 06:11:30 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2020, 06:59:25 pm »
Is dit meer vir die mooigeit Louis, of gebruik jy hulle ook? Tips vir gebruik?
 

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Re: Axes, Hatchets and Tomahawks
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2020, 07:23:42 pm »
Mag ek ook hier loer 8)

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