Railway Spike Tomahawk Update

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  1. guzzo

    guzzo Very Well-Known Member

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    Looks good mate
     
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    Thanks....It is only small though...cutting edge 3 inch round...not too much steel in a railway spike haha
     
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    It's looking good. :lol:
     
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    Thanks..I love the glow of hot steel in the evening....I was born in the wrong time haha
     
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    Haha I know I work for the railways. I am tripping over old spikes all the time lol.
     
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    I would be collecting them...they make great knives esp the old ones....I got this one near an old Victorian railway track View attachment 241270 Not too much to go now
     
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    Thats a bloody good job mate, good work.
     
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    Thanks, Wish I had more free time...I would give a sword a go
     
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    You could go into business and make a small fortune with those.....it's art as well as useful !!
     
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    That's a ripper mate, very nice work.
     
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    Thanks Rednut, I find it amazing that such treasure lies beneath the rusty surface of anold discarded railway spike. It really is beautiful steel
     
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    sure is, the older the better try and get yourself some that are older than dirt, it's so nice to work with
     
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    I am having trouble finding good charcoal or even better coal where I am. Heat beads are just no good! Like i said...i was born in the wrong time haha
     
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    I like the idea of recycling in it all to, they look bloody great mate,make a fare few and sell em at the markets.
     
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    Mate you are such a man! More man than man even.

    Have you thought about trying to fold in some other carbon steel, that way you'll have more to work with and you'll get some damas patterning?
     
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    Nice citizen stopper Guzzo! that'll sort out those "bash and release" catfish and 'cooda!
     
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    Hahah Thanks Gordo...haha....anyhow....I have seen a clip on you tube where a bloke addes a bit of High Carbon steel in the head of the tomahawk then forge welds it in. I would love to try it but need to get a bit more gear first....great fun! How's the Scrimshaw?
     
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    Still waiting for the scales off ebay and trying to doodle something worth doing. I'll have a dig at it tomorrow arvo if i can find some time.

    That tomahawk is fantastic mate. Have you done the heat treat yet?
     
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    No, not yet....I am having trouble finding charcoal. I really would love some coal...I will go for a snoop about Winnellie Industrial area tomorrow....I will have to sniff something out. I punched my initials in (have to do that before heat treat) and the Southern Cross on the blade. Just doing some sanding while I have a beer. It is the same as with spring steel though...heat till a magnet won't stick then quench in oil....going to but a cheap toaster oven so i can temper in that.
     
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