Reader tmib_seattle and his scout troop have been hard at work, and they have the pictures to prove it. These tomahawks are an awesome example of the things you can crank out when you learn to play with fire. I must say, tmib is a lot more humble about his handiwork than I’d be:
Throwing tomahawks I made for the mountain man expedition. Handles from Crazy Crow Trading post. For the heads, I wrapped A36 steel around a carbon-steel bit and forge welded them.
I’d spin it much like something from Lord of the Rings: “After summoning the fires of Mt. Trogdor the troop and their fire master did forge three axes to arm the mountain expedition.” Then I’d find a way to work that into every conversation I had. I might also fashion a small shield and Viking helm to go with them and start conversations with a whooping war chant.
It’s probably best I don’t have a forge.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]