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    Default Ball peen hammer to Tomahawk

    knifes 048.jpgFinshed this off this weekend, from an old ball peen hammer laying around the workshop.
    Is the spike too much??? let me know what you think!

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    very nice work cletus, the spike looks a bit savage but would be good for digging with....

    i want to make a laminated version at some point, the grinder died this weekend though....

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    Nice looking piece
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    I really like that. The spike could make it a good thrower!? It does look nice with the spike.
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    Nice work.

    I'm not sure about the spike, it's less useful as a tool, more weapon like if you are ever stopped with it.

    I like the hammer poll on mine because it has a number of uses from knocking in nails to beating ice off frozen wood before cutting.
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    Nice work there Paul!

    (playing out anytime soon?)

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    Now picking up un what lannyman said - a flat digging blade instead of the spike would be useful - like a small mattock
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    Zombie Killer !!

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    Will do that on my next one. I like that idea.

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    Hopefully Mark, just really busy at the mo. Have you used that woodburning stove yet mate?

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    This is the sort of thing I had in mind - with a more "axe" shaped chopping blade and maybe more of a "canterbury hoe" digging blade



    I have long thought a small version of my big one would be really handy. I reckon a 1lb lunp hammer head would work.

    Do you think such a tool is doable? I'd commision one if so!
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    Yes i think its do-able!!!!!!! l will have a go.... if you like it we can talk later.....

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    Lovely piece there Cletus. I reckon it looks quite medieval, but that's not to say that it's not an everyday user! I especially like the drop point at the blade edge, it adds a touch of flair to the piece.
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    Certainly be interested to see one

    An axe head like your hawk and a a pointed canterbury hoe like this one would be ideal I think



    Don't spend a fortune on it - just always struck me that a "mini mattock" with a combined axe and digging tool would be ideal for Bushcraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by British Red View Post
    Certainly be interested to see one

    An axe head like your hawk and a a pointed canterbury hoe like this one would be ideal I think



    Don't spend a fortune on it - just always struck me that a "mini mattock" with a combined axe and digging tool would be ideal for Bushcraft
    Of course a sharpened mattock is a bit like an adze... would be doubly useful then.
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    nice job mate,.....

    i like the spike,...

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    Hi, a few people ask if i could put a hoe type thing on the back of a tomahawk, had a day off last week and come up with this....
    Have done a bit of digging with it made a little trench.
    What do you think???

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    As Zombie killers go mate that is the mutt's nuts.
    I like it alot : looks pretty useful.
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    Damn cletus....thats ........it! Superb.....

    Really...the ultimate bushy tool!

    First dibs if you ever want to sell?

    Great job!
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    As has already need said very good work. I like it.
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    I NEED one of these!!

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    Thanks for all the comments.... I'm hoping to start knocking a few of these out... Watch this space..

    Paul

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