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My first pipe hawk


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Have'nt posted here in a while and thought ya'll might like to see my first ever pipe hawk. The head was forged from 1 1/2 x 6" mild steel with 1084 forgedwelded in for the cutting edge. Haft is curly maple stained and finished with Tru Oil with rawhide wrapping at the top and braintanned buckskin at the bottom. The top cap is wrought iron underlayed with copper. The smoke plug is a small ,thin damascus knife, and the mouthpiece is deer antler.Thanks for looking.

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Looks pretty cool, John! B)

 

I'm diggin' the little knife for the plug, that's unexpected and kind of sneaky, in a good sort of way, if that even makes sense... :huh:

 

So, it was 1 1/2" square bar 6" long? Nice job on the slit-n-drift, and nice work on the bowl. Is that turned, or filed?

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Thanks guys. Yeah Alan, the hidden knife has gotten a lot of response. It was a surprise for the customer that he did'nt know was going to be there, so it was meant to be kinda sneaky! As far as the bowl. I necked it down a little with a fullering tool and knocked down the corners, then it was finished off with files and on the grinder. This was my first, but not my last for sure!!

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I really love that hawk, a true work of art.

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Thanks Ray! I appreciate all compliments, but those coming from you and Allan mean a lot, asI draw inspiratiom from your work, and you in particular! It's funny, but the little knife is what seems to draw the most attention on this piece. I did that as a little something extra for a special customer, who in the last couple of months has bought 5 pieces of my work with more in the works, so this was a way of showing my gratitude to him.

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Thanks Ray! I appreciate all compliments, but those coming from you and Allan mean a lot, asI draw inspiratiom from your work, and you in particular! It's funny, but the little knife is what seems to draw the most attention on this piece. I did that as a little something extra for a special customer, who in the last couple of months has bought 5 pieces of my work with more in the works, so this was a way of showing my gratitude to him.

 

John, Nothing like a little back scratcher to sweeten the deal. I can understand keeping a customer like this.

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Loved this one when I saw it over on PaleoPlanet, John. And I still really love the spike hawk I got from you. Great work!

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Nice work bro. I'm usually not a big fan of the pipe-hawks. you sold me on the damascus plug.

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