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Stone age tomahawk

#1 Post by wvfarrier » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:52 pm

I knapped this one out of a piece of rainbow flint. The handle is hickory from a broken sledge hammer i saved. I still need to bind it with rawhide but it came out nice.
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#2 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:59 pm

That's cool 8) I'm rubbish when it comes to knapping flint, something I should practice, you never know when it may come in handy.
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#3 Post by piller » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:50 am

I have messed with chipping stones to try and make something. I must be using the wrong stone or doing something wrong. I just get broken pieces even with using brass rods and gentle tapping with a tack hammer. Your tomahawk looks good.
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#4 Post by wvfarrier » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:22 am

Ryan Gill has some really excellent videos on youtube. HuntPrimitive is his page
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#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:34 am

Nice work, Farrier. I play at knapping, but here in southern New Mexico we only have some tough cherts that need heat-treating -- nothing like all that obsidian I had back in Oregon.
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#6 Post by marlinman93 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:50 am

If I made anything from stone it would just look like a rock tied to the end of a stick. That's some gorgeous work shaping that tomahawk!
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#7 Post by wvfarrier » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:07 pm

i usually order my spalls as there is very little available here
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#8 Post by Grizz » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:24 pm

beautiful work that. I think that the ax "evolved" from the adze, because the first of those were not hafted and were used in flensing and scraping hides, for which the adze/ulu is better suited..... also, if you ever want to make a dugout, the adze form of blade is well suited to the job....

it would be great to see you haft one and use it. I made one with a steel blade and it is one of my most useful tools, I use it to dub off plywood on a boat bottom to dubbing off a 2x4 to ease a wiring chase.

my wife gave me a bone hafted flint knife, but I'm not using it in my day to day work. I just like to hold it and, don't tell anyone, talk to it from time to time .... :)

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Re: Stone age tomahawk

#9 Post by wvfarrier » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:10 pm

wrapped and hide glued
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#10 Post by piller » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Looks nice. I would think that some items similar to that were used in the past. No, I am not an expert on such matters. It looks as if it could be dangerous to the recipient.
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Re: Stone age tomahawk

#11 Post by wvfarrier » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:24 am

indeed
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