After seeing a picture on another ml forum I asked the maker if he would make one for me. This is my first spike hawk and it will go on display with my 'hawk collection. I really like it.
I've seen spiked hawks with the curved back spike like that, also referred to as "boarding axes". The spike was used to grapple the wood fixtures of the opposing ship to secure a hold.
I assume there is some historical president for that labeling. Not bein' a nautical man, I'm just takin' their word.
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Very nice! I bought mine from DeLaRonde Forge several years ago. I have a bag axe that Joe made for my oldest son, too.
Nice axe. (And I always recommend DeLaRonde Forge, too.)
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Nice looking axe Rifleman thanks for sharing.
"Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad."
He did use a pic of an original boarding axe for inspiration. I'll still fight injuns on land with it.
I'll still fight injuns on land with it. [/QUOTE]
Whoa, now; let's don't get personal (family, you know)
*Young guys should hang out with old guys; old guys know stuff.*
Nice ax, looks like one I would like to have one day. I also have a belt ax from Delaronde forge as well as my son and I have another one on order from him now. I think I'm getting a hawk fetish
I like it. First I ever saw one was in a Dixie catalog. I thought it looked wicked,in a good way. I remeber reading somwhere in a book I have that this type of 'hawk wasn't carried a lot due to personal injury.
I never have been much for drinking the kool-aid.It's not in my nature.
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