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Old 4 October 2018, 12:35
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X-RGR Made Tomahawk

So I am looking through the knife thread and see Tomahawks being made by X-RGR. I had to have one. We all have knives, but how many have a handmade Tomahawk in their collection? Me. Well, not quite yet. X-RGR sent me some pics of the process.

It’s my wife’s birthday present to me.

Can’t wait to answer the door with it when someone knocks at night.
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Old 4 October 2018, 13:27
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Holy crap! That is awesome. And now I want one.
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Old 4 October 2018, 13:58
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Old 4 October 2018, 15:48
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Who's the fat guy in the saggy-britches with the hammer?

I hate pics of me. It ruins my self-image.

More to come as the project progresses.
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Old 4 October 2018, 16:14
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Working men have raggedy ass saggy ass britches.

That’s a hell of a damn anvil your banging on!!!

If you wore a proper blacksmith’s apron no would notice the other!
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Old 4 October 2018, 17:08
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That anvil is an Armitage made somewhere between 1820 and 1840 (I can't remember the exact dates that the mark was used). It probably came out west on a wagon-train. You can see where the different parts were forge-welded together. It's not all that big though.. less than 180 lbs. The one next to it was made in 1906 I think. It's cast with a hard face welded on. It's about the same weight, but isn't half of the anvil the old one is. It has a real flat face that I use for finishing and straightening, but most of the serious beatings take place on the old one.
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Old 4 October 2018, 17:46
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Old 4 October 2018, 18:55
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I've got a hand forged tomahawk (not one of X-RGR's). earned it as a groomsman. it's badass.
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Old 4 October 2018, 19:43
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This is fucking bad-ass. I'm majorly jealous. I've always wanted to get into blacksmithing, old-school style.
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This is fucking bad-ass. I'm majorly jealous. I've always wanted to get into blacksmithing, old-school style.
Same. Buddy in my old unit makes some beautiful Damascus steel knives and a bunch of other stuff up here. I got too many “hobbies” as it is but am sorely tempted every time I see stuff like that his. Maybe when I completely master reloading

X-rgr, that is bad ass.
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Old 4 October 2018, 22:39
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They are even more impressive in person. He made one for a buddy of mine. Within minutes of receiving it, my buddy asked, "is it f*cked up that I think I'd use this against an intruder instead of a gun?"
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Old 4 October 2018, 22:41
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That's funny.
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Awesome! More Photos. . . .
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Old 5 October 2018, 14:53
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I'm very happy with the one he did for me. Looking at it now hanging on my wall.
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Old 5 October 2018, 15:13
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I'm very happy with the one he did for me. Looking at it now hanging on my wall.
Yours is what sold me on having one made. I am already coming up with ideas for another, assuming X-RGR is willing and I’ll go to the back of the line. Mine is going on the wall above wood stove in the front room.

AZ, what wood type did you chose for the handle?
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Yours is what sold me on having one made. I am already coming up with ideas for another, assuming X-RGR is willing and I’ll go to the back of the line. Mine is going on the wall above wood stove in the front room.

AZ, what wood type did you chose for the handle?
Curly maple. Looks really nice.
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Old 5 October 2018, 22:08
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Those are nice. I have needed to get one for reenactments but have not found one yet. Lot of the stuff I look at is close but a little incorrect. What makes it difficult is the main one my family does id almost 2 different time periods. Fort Toulouse and Fort Jackson. The knives most of us carry are forged from ones found when they excavated the forts.
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But does Litepath make a ho!ster for it?😀
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Old 8 October 2018, 17:37
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But does Litepath make a ho!ster for it?😀
He could have one made up in about five minutes I’m sure.
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