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Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby Virginian » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:51 pm

Anybody throw any knives or tomahawks? I made a couple hawks and have a couple more to finish. When the BBQs get rolling, staple a playing card and have at it. It's an absolute ball for family and friends when they come over.

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby JINGWEED » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:58 am

I always wanted a homemade hawk with a curly maple handle. Do you make these to sell? If so I am in. Let me know as long as the handle is exceptional. Yea, I love the bling. I think I was a crow in my former life. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby Virginian » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:13 am

JINGWEED wrote:I always wanted a homemade hawk with a curly maple handle. Do you make these to sell? If so I am in. Let me know as long as the handle is exceptional. Yea, I love the bling. I think I was a crown in my former life. :mrgreen:

Track of the Wolf carries kits that are a little pricy. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page. http://www.trackofthewolf.com/List/Category.aspx/436
Believe it or not Cabela's carries a couple: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas- ... l+Products
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas- ... l+Products

The maple handle I carve myself. It's drilled through the length and will go on that second pic ornate tomahawk. I read that these particular tomahawks were also a peace pipe (thus the hollow handle). Back in a day you either got one end or the other of this tomahawk. I've also seen many hawks and handles at guns shows.

A tomahawk (also referred to as a hawk) is a type of axe from North America, traditionally resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft. The name came into the English language in the 17th century as an adaptation of the Powhatan (Virginian Algonquian, where I Iive) word. I find arrow heads often when hunting.

Tomahawks were general purpose tools used by Native Americans and European colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon. The metal tomahawk heads were originally based on a Royal Navy boarding axe and used as a trade-item with Native Americans for food and other provisions. These sometimes had a pipe-bowl carved into the poll, and a hole drilled down the center of the shaft for smoking tobacco through the tomahawk.

Anywho... clearly I have cabin fever these days. We just got some more snow dumped on us today.

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby JINGWEED » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:57 pm

HA, meant crow in my former life not crown.

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby RedMist » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:59 pm

For some time I've been wanting to get a couple inexpensive 'hawks and learning how to throw them.
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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby SShooterZ » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:06 pm

My shoulder is crap from an injury a long time ago so my throwing days are over. I fear I would look like Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds if I tried to throw one now. :lol:

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby RedMist » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:43 pm

Now I'm gonna have to try to find the time to watch that movie to get an idea of how SSZ throws....maybe I'll just have my 7 yr old girl throw one and go with that.

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby SShooterZ » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:40 pm

Guaranteed she does better. No doubt in my mind. :oops:

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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby RedMist » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:29 pm

Methinks you sell yourself short.
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Re: Tomahawks and throwing knives

Postby Virginian » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:46 pm

Having a big throw down at the lake Memorial Day weekend and hawk throwing will be on the agenda. Hopefully nobody walks or limps away cleaved... :ugeek:

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