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MODERN BLACKSMITH AND OTHER TOMAHAWK  ART

One of my favorites as to period correct styles, form and materials are these fantastic retro-classics made by Todd Bittler
Todd hand crafts 18th century tomahawks and other
weapons. You can view some of his work at
http://cosmictraveler.com/native/tomahawks.htm
Custom orders
welcomed.

Great octagon barrel tomahawk from Lonnie Hansen
Carved chevron, cross, vines, and scroll on Hickory haft. Accented with
pewter end caps, collar and leather wrap.
Click on the image below to go to:
Lonnie Hansen's site.


Made by master blade smith Glen McClain of Indiana.



A couple of super Delaronde forge axes.



By  Hammer in Hand carefully re-creates as opposed to
just reproducing some of these classic pieces of history.


Click on the image below to go to:
"By  Hammer in Hand"


Great shot of the pipe axe forging sequence




FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FINE WESTERN
RECREATION CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW



Measurements:
    * 21.5" Long
    * 9.75" Tall
    * .44 Cal.

I call the above tomahawk a fantasy art piece in the nicest way. That is to say
the design is not a fantasy, it is based on an existing artifact. I am saying it is
 the perfect fantasy to find something like this in grandpaws attic or a dry cave.
Tim


Pipe axe by Jim Ferguson of Twisted nickel forge




From Mike in Florida comes his first attemped at
making a pipe axe/tomahawk...I have a feeling not his
last if all his buddies have their way..




I  was correct as this is now Mike's fourth.



Mike has said he has plans to produce me a custom TATCA pipe axe
just because he's such a nice guy.
*This is an outstanding idea that I would like to see become a frenzied craze of competition
between all the top notch blacksmiths to produce the best TATCA tomahawk.

*Yeah right, nice fantasy huh?



A couple of Harley's,,, as in  bladesmith Larry Harley

From Thorvald in Denmark comes these western style pipe axes.



I like this spike pipe combo too. sort of on the glitzy side but still
looks effective I'm not sure who the smith is,
If you know, please send me the info


Other forms of modern tomahawk art.
Miniature blackpowder goodies made 1/4 scale by Dick B.


Other nice modern recreations












Just so you don't think no one does round poll traders.


Bear claw clan "decor" from "prarie's edge.

If asked what I was going to do after winning the lottery I would of course reply
"I'm going to Disneyland,,,right after I go to RMJ forge in Hixon Tennessee.
Ryan Johnson and his father Bob produce in my opinion  the perfect
balance between art and tool, and if ??? how does that song go?
If I were a rich man la de da de da. I don't mean to imply that one has
to be rich to shop RMJ but I see so many things that appeal to me
I could never buy it all.  My attraction to RMJ's axes is they have the
appearance of a tomahawk that would look as good hanging on your belt as
on the wall and yet  I think if L found myself in  some bizar twilight zone  time
travel scenario  in which I actually had to defend myself with a tomahawk
I think I would want a RMJ hawk in my hand.  
{Disclaimer: Ryan Johnson has not bribed me in anyway  to  say  these
nice things about their creations and I want to quash the rumor that he is making
a present to me of one of his soon to be famous neck hawks in a spike style?
or the spontoon, either one will be great  Ryan !}


In response to the tragedy on Sept. 11 and the subsequent US reaction
many special forces personal have requested Ryan to design and
produce a modern battle axe with "state of the art" production qualities
combined with the time honored armor piercing capability
of a 1700s spike tomahawk.

RMJ Forge Presents:
eagle talon spike tomahawk

Eagle Talon speciel forces tomahawk prototype

Cord wrapped version


click on pics to go to RMJ forge


Ryan Johnson forging another RMJ creation.

Two new spike axe models from RMJ.




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