hatchet renovation

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by samek, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. samek

    samek

    202
    May 7, 2003
    Last Sunday I buy an old, rusty, beaten axe head with deformed poll on flea market for 0,50 €. My sharp eye :eek: find out it should be quality piece of metal. An so it is! After some cleaning, sanding, grinding and honing it was more and more beautiful, and I found out that sharpening bewel is excellend tempered. I made a new handle from yew wood (never heard of yew axe handles :confused:) and leather sheath. Here it is! I like it very much.
    First I want to post this on axe forum but than I reather post it here. Afterall this hatchet will became my wilderness hiking companion, I think.

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    Samek
     
  2. Bill_Mead

    Bill_Mead

    171
    Mar 19, 2002
    Very Nice job...
     
  3. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Nice looking hatchet head. Great job on the handle !
     
  4. PKDA

    PKDA

    129
    Nov 4, 2009
    I second that, great job on the handle. It's good to see I'm not the only one that spends tiem hand carving handles. Beautiful piece work. Congrats!!
     
  5. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Very nice ideed!

    Great work on the handle in particular.
     
  6. Ookami

    Ookami

    359
    Mar 28, 2003
    Very nice looking, but beware of those knots.


    Ookami
     
  7. cherokee tj

    cherokee tj

    60
    Aug 13, 2008
    Great work on the axe and I really like you sheath.
     
  8. vector001

    vector001

    Aug 4, 2007
    well done, brother.

    vec
     
  9. pullrich

    pullrich

    863
    May 4, 2010
    What's involved in making that handle?

    I really like the story of getting an axe head and rejuvenating it, in style.
     
  10. fishshooter

    fishshooter

    Mar 29, 2006
    Looks great dude!
     
  11. Loosearrow

    Loosearrow

    Apr 14, 2008
    Now that turned out great. Like the sheath and the handle is very interesting. Nice color to it. Aren't some bows made out of yew? Are you a carver?
     
  12. Erasmus

    Erasmus

    Jul 15, 2002
    Wow, nicely done. Hats off to you.
     
  13. KuRUpTD

    KuRUpTD

    Aug 5, 2008
    Great work bro :thumbup:
     
  14. omniviking

    omniviking

    Feb 9, 2008
    I like that a lot, I wished GB still offered some hatchets with handles with some sweep to them instead of their new straight plain jane sticks for handles.

    A most handsome beater, if you break the handle you can repair it, if you ding it up, you can fix that too.

    Pat
     
  15. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Great job!

    And, yes, yew is used in bows, which likely means good strength, flexibility, and shape retention.
     
  16. Kenny H.

    Kenny H.

    836
    May 24, 2009
    This! I can't believe I never thought of using yew, that stuff is strong as hell. I used to have a walking stick made of yew you could damn near bend it to a right angle without cracking.
     
  17. jds1

    jds1

    Jun 9, 2007
    Beautiful! :thumbup:

    Jeff
     

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