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Forging A Polled Tomahawk By Butch Sheely Article from "American Bladesmith" Spring 2010

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 02:54 PM

Forging a Polled Tomahawk


Butch Sheely, Journeyman Smith, wrote an excellent article entitled "Forging a Polled Tomahawk" that appeared in the "American Bladesmith" which is the Journal of the American Bladesmith Society and was published in the Spring 2010 issue. The article describes the materials needed and step by step instructions that include diagrams.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:17 PM

Thanks for posting this Dan! I haven't made a tomahawk yet. I can't wait to try it out.

Make sure that Butch knows his contribution is appreciated if he's not on the forum very often.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

This is brilliant! Thank you all for sharing ... ;)
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Butch is an excellent hawk maker and this is a great article.

I highly suggest going to the Mid-America Bladesmithing Symposium held in Troy Ohio usually at the end of August. Butch often demonstrates his hawk making skills there. Butch makes many styles of hawks and watching him make a hawk from a strap of steel, wrapping it around a drift, welding together and welding in a bit is just shy of magical. I have learned a lot by just watching Butch's techniques when doing demos like this.

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