Axe, Tomahawk & Hatchet Photo Thread

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

  1. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Normal everyday temp. fluctuations cause the always present moisture in the air to condense where an abrupt differential occurs which is the case where metal and wood interface. When you use and maintain the axe regularly then the fungus which breeds in conditions of condensation and moisture penetrated wood, will probably in the worst case cause a stain. That same axe stored up for a while will certainly suffer structurally. The problems with the pins, screws or nails, are similar but different but we all are familiar with pulling old nails and how a chunk of adjacent sound wood often adheres but the wood beyond that has rotted. S'why you get such big holes pulling old nails out.
    This is all actually not so central anyway, the point being to eliminate the need for such a guard by practiced skillful axe use.
     
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  2. jake pogg

    jake pogg

    Dec 20, 2015
    I'm with Ernest,and
    would be an ideal solution.
    However,if you like your guards,one of the ways to counteract some of the ill effects would be to use a tar-paper gasket(as one should between any kind of metal roofing(even painted) and wood).
    Another alternative is some toxic non-ferrous alloy...Cut up a copper plumbing pipe...Use copper or bronze or Monel fasteners,screws,pins,whatever...
    There's a fairly famous viking age era type M axe-head that had a copper wrap between the eye and the handle(kinda like GB hafts their mauls),that silly Cu foil kept even the remnant of the handle safe from bacteria for all these centuries(really,went a long way towards preservation of the iron as well:).
     
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  3. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
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  4. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    I am doing a lot of customizing on bushcraft and throwing axes for people. Here is one I did for a friend .

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  5. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    These Council Tool Axes are balanced nicely. Over on BCUSA I see people are rehanging them on 20 and 24 inch handles for pack and camp axes .

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  6. t5brick

    t5brick Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 4, 2018
    I think I just liked the Octopus w/ trident logo too much.

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  7. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    My well loved, polished Roselli axe! IMG_20200213_195026.jpg
     
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  8. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Rescued an abused GB recently.

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    Back in action!

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    Jeff
     
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  9. sonofwilfred

    sonofwilfred Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2015
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    sonofwilfred Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. Citizen

    Citizen Basic Member Basic Member

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    This is the only Hawk I have and been so long since I bought it, don’t know the maker. I actually used to carry this in my unmarked County car as a plainclothes Deputy. LOL! Only used it once..but just displaying it defused the situation . Used to take a lot of flack from my Sergeant for carrying it on duty..but I was stubborn and continued to carry it as part of my loadout.
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    Citizen
     
  12. LHuck

    LHuck Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 28, 2020
    Two of my most recent customizing efforts, a Cold Steel pipe hammer pole and a CRKT Woods Chogan. I backed off the embellishments on these and I like the simple look. I also purchased and replaced the plain Hickory hafts for a curly Maple and curly Hickory haft. They are two of my current favorites among my tomahawk collection.



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  13. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    Nothing fancy, just some old working tools.
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    My Grandpa gave the Wetterlings Hatchet to me in about 1958. The short Evansville Grand Leader Axe is from a garage sale. And the True Temper, Kelly Works Axe belonged to my Grandma, from 1946 to 1977, when she gave it to me.
     
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  14. sonofwilfred

    sonofwilfred Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2015
    A nice selection there mate :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    Thank you son of wilfred, they are very useful.
     
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  16. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
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    Great lineage! Tools are always a little better with a good story.
     
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  17. Old Plumber

    Old Plumber

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    Nov 18, 2016
    Meek 1, yes they are. Too bad my Daughters don't think so. I have nobody to pass them down to.
     
  18. old Lefty

    old Lefty Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 15, 2020
    This just hopped from NZ plane yesterday. According the maker might just be first one ever delivered into Finland, at least directly from the forge
     

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  19. burninatorzw

    burninatorzw Wingard Wearables Co Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 18, 2007
    A weaponized cat. Tarter Tot hones his mascot skills with the Empress Tomahawk--this one's off to a customer. When Tater tests the bronze edge for sharpness, I hear Doug Marcaida saying "It will kill"
     

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  20. Miller '72

    Miller '72

    Jul 25, 2017
    As it came to me...

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    So i brought it home

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