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So forged this at the last demo of the year. 1018 body and Rasp for cutting edge. 3/8X1.5X10" or so. Was bumped at the poll to 1/2" 4hrs for finish forged. forged, filed and ready for heat treatment. Haven't had time for that yet. And the photos of the last 3 demo's Hatchets. Each one forged at a demo. the handled one NEB, the black one no handle EAIA and silver Rutland Historical trades day. 20191019_160352.mp4
I have been reading the viking age axe tutorial thread and it gave me a bit of axe fever. Unfortunatly, it is a bit beyond my toolset to make an axe so I decided to try just forg welding a flat bar into a rough tomahawk. It is solid leaf spring with no bit which as Mr. Alan once said is not ideal due to the weld line on the edge. That is okay because something tells me I won't be using it for any heavy chopping. The weld lines are visible but I I am still happy considering it is my first (real) attempt to forgeweld and I did not really have any proper blacksmithing tools except a hammer (not even a mandrel to shape the eye); I just wrapped it around a round bar to start before welding. It is about 3 inches long in total and has a 1 inch edge A few things that I am going to do differently next time: 1 make sure that the faces being welded are clean, 2 weld a bit in and focus on welding the edge and eye well, 3 possibly a full sized wrapped tomahawk...