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Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk

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us Offline Nix

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Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
on: August 09, 2018, 09:10:36 PM
I don't use my axes as much as I once did, but I still love to have an axe handy. In the truck, I keep a small Estwing axe for camping or the unexpected. The other axes are mostly relegated to the garage.

Today I was transplanting some shrubs and wanted to enrich the planting soil with some compost and shredded coconut fiber. The coconut fiber soaks up water really well and help keep the roots moist. Great stuff.

But the coconut fiber comes in a massive, compacted brick that is just about impossible to pull apart. Impossible for everything but a small axe:




The tomahawk did a great job at slicing off chunks that I could then crumble up. The crumbs ended up in a bucket where they got soaked before mixing with the other ingredients for my planting mix.  :tu:

Awlways nice to have a small axe handy.   :salute:


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 09:12:57 PM
nice one
Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 09:14:52 PM
That's a nice little 'hawk. :tu:  Where did it come from?
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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 09:43:56 PM
Lovely tomahawk - I got my brother one similar to that for Christmas... I was so bloody tempted to keep it!  :like:
« Last Edit: August 09, 2018, 09:46:02 PM by Fuzzbucket »


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 10:05:46 PM
 :cheers:
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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 10:08:09 PM
Nice axe Nix  :like: :like: :tu:
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us Offline Nix

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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 11:04:25 PM
Thanks, guys!

I've had this tomahawk for years and I can't remember where I got it.

I've got another 'hawk somewhere around here that was made by a blacksmith for me. I'll see if I can dig it up and post a photo next to the above. 


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 11:08:57 PM
 :tu:
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us Offline Nix

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Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 11:24:16 PM
OK, I dug up not one, but two other tomahawks for y'awl:




The top 'hawk is the one used today and pictured above. It was handmade by a blacksmith in Colorado (I think, pretty sure that is where I got it.).
The middle tomahawk is also smith-made, I think by a smith in Pennsylvania. Probably my favorite, but despite it's small appearance it is a bit heavier than the others.
The bottom tomahawk was forged in India (again, I think that's the story), an inexpensive tomahawk, but darned good.

Now, despite having more tomahawks than a person really needs, I'm not all that crazy about the tomahawk as a tool. They are nice and small and relatively light, but they are less useful for processing wood than a proper forest axe or hatchet.

Still they pack easily on a motorcycle or backpack and come in handy, so I still have them. That, and they are fun to throw.  :D


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 11:33:10 PM
Very nice indeed. :hatsoff:
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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 12:16:02 AM
Awesome thread, awarded.   :tu:   :like:


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 12:17:30 AM
Congratulations on your badge Nix  :cheers: :like:
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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 12:26:31 AM
Thanks, guys!  :hatsoff:


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 03:50:54 AM
Nice hawks !  :like: :tu:


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 03:59:22 AM
Thanks, Steve.  :cheers:


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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 09:09:46 AM
Congrats on your badge and great looking tomahawks

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Re: Axe User Badge request -- Tomahawk
Reply #16 on: August 14, 2018, 03:38:37 AM
 :cheers:


 

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