Page 3 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 151
  1. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Surbiton
    Posts
    8,327
    Rep Power
    40

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheGeeks View Post
    I tried and cocked it up mate my woodworks not so good at all
    You make your axe heads out of wood? I think I can see the problem, here.
    I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
    ― Robert A. Heinlein
    My homepage www.tanczos.co.uk
    Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanczo...36677856352024
    Maker/Member of the KMA

  2. #32
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Darkest Dartmoor
    Posts
    11,574
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    no, the handle :p

  3. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Pontefract,W Yorks
    Age
    62
    Posts
    360
    Rep Power
    9

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    If you want a realy good fit with a Cold Steel hawk head leave the handle soaking overnight in a bucket of water. When you come to fitting the head cut off a piece of scaffolding pole about 20" long. Slide said pole over the handle and hammer away. Leave to dry overnight again and then tap the pole again. Job done.

  4. #34
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJohn View Post
    If you want a realy good fit with a Cold Steel hawk head leave the handle soaking overnight in a bucket of water. When you come to fitting the head cut off a piece of scaffolding pole about 20" long. Slide said pole over the handle and hammer away. Leave to dry overnight again and then tap the pole again. Job done.
    The only problem with doing that, is you destroy one of the best features of this axe, the ability to take it down. There is no need to soak, pin or glue ther head, just fit it well and the action of using it will snug it up - it wont fly off because the end of the shaft is larger than the eye and it wont twist because the eye is oval. Takes a little time and effort to fit it properly, but it's well worth the effort. Several hundred years of native Americans cant be wrong.
    δxδp≥h/4π

  5. #35
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Took delivery of one a few days ago. At the moment, it's ust stripped, etched to give some patina/rust protection and re-profiled with a convex edge....







    Need to do a little more work on the edge, although it's pretty good as is and pretty sharp, also need to linseed oil the handle, it's just raw at the moment. Not terribly pretty, but very functional. It wont ever out chop a GB small forest axe purely because the cutting edge on the hawk is only 2.25 inches, but that long handle makes it very powerful (providing you are accurate) which more than makes up for it's diminutive size and lack of heft. I love the way I can just pop the head off the shaft. A very useful and packable tool, I like it a lot. It's certainly a lot lighter and easier to carry than a SFA, but which one I will ultimately prefer, I dont know. At the moment, I'm liking this. The one big negative is that it doesnt come with a sheath. Not a massive problem for me as I have a couple of sides of veg-tan leather and the tools to make one, but could be an issue for some.

    Weights on my kitchen scales (axe + handle, no sheath)...

    CS Trail Hawk = 1lb 6oz (625g)
    GB Wildlife Hatchet = 1lb 4oz (565g)
    GB Small Forest Axe = 1lb 14oz (850g)

    CS Trail Hawk (axe head only) = 11oz (310g)
    Interestingly, the head of the hawk is about half the total weight of the axe, so if you wanted to save yourself 11 oz or so, you could carry just the head and make a handle for it when you get to somewhere you are going to need it.

    For comparison with a GB Small Forest Axe and GB Wildlife Hatchet...





    ...and this video is really worth watching to illustrate the utility of this axe....



    Very, very useful tool.
    δxδp≥h/4π

  6. #36
    Trader
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Aylesbury, Bucks.
    Posts
    19,031
    Rep Power
    61

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn View Post
    CS Trail Hawk (axe head only) = 11oz (310g)
    Interestingly, the head of the hawk is about half the total weight of the axe, so if you wanted to save yourself 11 oz or so, you could carry just the head and make a handle for it when you get to somewhere you are going to need it.
    Yeah, alright then.

  7. #37
    Trader
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Aylesbury, Bucks.
    Posts
    19,031
    Rep Power
    61

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Yeah, alright then.
    Actually, I take it back!

  8. #38
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Actually, I take it back!
    Watched the video didya then?
    δxδp≥h/4π

  9. #39
    Trader
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Aylesbury, Bucks.
    Posts
    19,031
    Rep Power
    61

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn View Post
    Watched the video didya then?
    Yeah - I realised that it doesn't need to be too pretty!

    I like the adze mod.

  10. #40
    Maker
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,236
    Rep Power
    47

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Has the utility of a San Chop-chop, doesn't it? I like the variability you get from not having the head fixed.
    If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it.
    Elmore Leonard

    I sew custom nylon stuff, have a look at this thread Or at the Facebook page.

  11. #41
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Yeah - I realised that it doesn't need to be too pretty!
    Yeah, it took him 2 mins 45 seconds to make a functional handle from a stick. I reckon even I could do that.
    δxδp≥h/4π

  12. #42
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by Ropeman View Post
    Has the utility of a San Chop-chop, doesn't it? I like the variability you get from not having the head fixed.
    Definitely. It wouldn't be your first choice for your woodshed at home, but for backpacking......


    The take down head also means you can pack the head inside your pack and carry the shaft rolled up in a blanket or kipmat or whatever. Pretty handy for discretely carrying it in public in the UK. That should pass inspection from even the most picky copper.
    δxδp≥h/4π

  13. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Exiled
    Posts
    3,617
    Rep Power
    14

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    In kase you didn't know, oomans, 'em toma'awks wasn't inventorified by the injuns ! 'em was originally Royal Navy boarding axes, used for klose quarter kombat an' most of 'em made in Sheffield. Sailors traded 'em for stuff from the injuns, an' sum Sheffield mekkers even med speshul trade batches of 'awks to support that wampum trade.
    Darth Badger
    CEO - Chief Exkavatin' Officer
    Badger Korporashun

    www.badgercorporation.com
    www.sheffieldknife.co.uk

  14. #44
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Staffordshire.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    65

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    Quote Originally Posted by meles meles View Post
    In kase you didn't know, oomans, 'em toma'awks wasn't inventorified by the injuns ! 'em was originally Royal Navy boarding axes, used for klose quarter kombat an' most of 'em made in Sheffield. Sailors traded 'em for stuff from the injuns, an' sum Sheffield mekkers even med speshul trade batches of 'awks to support that wampum trade.
    ...and later were known as trade axes, many made in France and the UK and traded through the Hudson Bay Co. But the "injuns" loved em and later modified them and made their own. Other famous English designs/products include the Hudson Bay point blanket, the Stetson "10 gallon" hat and of course, the Bowie knife.
    δxδp≥h/4π

  15. #45
    Maker
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,236
    Rep Power
    47

    Re: Cold steel Trail Tomahawk mods

    You guys weren't clicking the related videos on the Youtube video then? There's a nice American chap on there that traces the idea back to the francisca.

    It's French
    If work was a good thing, the rich would have it all and not let you do it.
    Elmore Leonard

    I sew custom nylon stuff, have a look at this thread Or at the Facebook page.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •