jmccustomknives
Here's a little hawk I'm working on.  The gentleman who ordered it is a primitive hunter and intends on using it.  Instead of just setting the ax head in the handle I opted to cut the hawk out of a large round sawmill blade.  The edge and spike were hardened with a torch then tempered giving it a proper hardness for an ax.  The handle slabs are figured maple.  The gentleman will wrap and decorate it when he gets it.  I can't wait to see what he does.
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Hank Rearden
Ask him to post pics or let you post some for him after he gets it finished. Nice backwoods tool.
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NorrinRadd
Now that's pretty cool.  Is the L-6 the type of steel?

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jmccustomknives
L-6 is a low alloy tool steel used for it's strength and fatigue resistance.  This steel has a carbon content of .7% along with chromium and nickle.  I love this stuff as it is very forgiving during heat treat and makes a excellent rough use knife or in this case, hawk.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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