Re: [WarOf1812] Tomahawk recommendations?
I have been using one of Townsend #Th-164 which is the forged British
Light Infantry axe for more than 8 years and am quite pleased with it.
It is a little more expensive at $22 US, but it is a good weight and
mine holds an edge pretty well.
I also purchased a nice hand axe from Randy Wolf of Bethel Forge
several years ago at Mississinewa which is quite good and does not look
mass produced. His phone number is /was 317-847-5485. It was in the
$50 range I think. (having CRS, I won't swear to it though),
Track of the Wold also carries several forged axes and tomahawks in the
price range of $20 - $45. I haven't had one of theirs, but they have a
reputation for only stocking quality items.
- The Track of the Wolf sells a hand forged 'hawk with an iron body and
forge welded steel blade made by Keith Johnson. They were resonably
priced when I worked there condsidering it is a forged ax not a cast
one. Check out their web page (http://www.trackofthewolf.com/) or
give 'em a call (Tel: 763-633-2500 ~ Fax: 763-633-2550). I couldn't
find any hawks listed on the web page but they do have a catalog
available for $7 + postage. They are a good bunch and will be more
than willing to answer your questions.
If you call tell 'em Tom Lawrence says "Hi!"
--- In WarOf1812@y..., "nappingcrow" <nappingcrow@h...> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a supplier of decent quality riflemen's
> tomahawks? I've looked at Townsend's and Godwin's sites, but they
> aren't giving me the information I'd like.
> I'm looking for a forged iron 'hawk with a steel bit for the
> edge - seems to be period from what I've read, and the edge'll hold
> up better under use than plain iron. (I plan on using it - on
> for one of my other hobbies.)
> I've also seen RMJ Forge, and they're just outta my range for the