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Project by knottysticks posted 10-09-2011 06:22 PM 3807 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really just had to give a tomahawk a try. This is a Craig Barr [deermountainforge] forged tomahawk head. He really does outstanding work, and quick shipping [although you do pay for it]. The handle is made from walnut with poured in place pewter caps on the top and bottom of the handle. The hole for the leather wrist strap is lined with metal. The leather wrist strap itself has a carved antler button with antique’d copper wrapped as a tie. The leather collar has glass beads , hand beaded by E Gareau, supporting a feather drop of Pheasant feathers. The Pheasant feathers where collected from a coyote kill site. The leather sheath sports glass and wood beads off of the tip of the spike ’s cover. A small white tailed deer shed sits on top of drift wood to hold the head of the tomahawk and mule deer antler holds the bottom. I still can’t decide if I should add brass tacks and carve hand grooves on the handles, which where used as decorations on the old hawks.

Handle – walnut, pewter, tubing.
Collar – glass beads, leather, Pheasant feathers.
Sheath – Leather, glass + wood beads, antler button, copper wire.
Stand – Drift wood, white tailed deer + mule deer antler.

Thank You for your interest.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 08:47 PM

Very Nice

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 10:38 PM

Great! jod nice looking tomahawk. thanks! for the Info.

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 11:34 PM

Very nice tomahawk. Love that leather, wood and steel thing going on. Superb!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 10-10-2011 03:31 AM

I’ve thrown a few hawks in competition in my younger days. I’ve never seen any made better than this one….great job…..My first thought was turkey feathers…pheashants do have a stripped feather on their wings but the tip is usually without stripe for a couple of inches on the tip and not that wide. Just a thought…..Bob

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#5 posted 10-10-2011 06:15 AM

The wood, leather, and metal work are excellent!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 10-10-2011 02:26 PM

Incedible Craftsmanship. Great Job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 06:19 PM

That is really nice. It’s beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 10-10-2011 08:46 PM

Great Job I love blades of any kind, again I love it…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 10-10-2011 11:55 PM

X2 MontanaBob. Turkey feather. Nice hawk!!

-- Dave

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#10 posted 10-12-2011 02:35 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments, its great to get feed back on a project!

CaptainAhab + Montanabob you are so right Turkey and ring-necked pheasant feathers look closely alike. Here is a great site to identify feathers you page 3/4 the way down to wild turkey wing feathers you can compare them to the ring-necked pheasant wing feathers a little lower down on this same page. Hunters released these pheasants in this area, but I have only seen turkeys in the Cypress Hills area of southern Saskatchewan, but hey who knows the coyotes didnt leave much behind, so maybe. at US fish and wildlife Service website. Sorry I’m not sure why this link to the US Fish + Wildlife Serivce doesn’t work maybe try to copy and paste.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 03:02 AM

Thanks for the heads up…..only the link didn’t work …. I got an (Error in SQL) message.

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#12 posted 10-12-2011 06:29 AM

Well my window to edit the above post timed out so still trying to get these links to work – here we go again – wild turkey wing feathers

and here [ I hope] are ring-necked pheasant wing feathers

- sorry for the problems with the other links guys.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#13 posted 10-12-2011 07:10 PM


-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 10-12-2011 08:53 PM

Really cool!!!!!

Like everything about it. Super…................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 06-26-2017 04:53 PM

One more try to get the link to

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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