In 50 years of building knives and hawks this is the first spike hawk I've ever done, but now that I've got the bug so to speak it won't be the last.
This one is in fact a three way collaboration:
1) The iron head with steel bit was forged by mi compadre, the late Gib Guignard
2) The spike was handforged out of iron by another compadre and neighbor Jerry Rodri
3) Assembly, all decorative work, and aging were done by me - deco on the tiger striped maple handle includes: rawhide wraps, brass and iron tacks, brass wire.
The other items:
1) 28ga Smoothbore by Tom Stroh
2) Re-Handled English style scalper - the blade, hand forged by Gib Guignard, is made of original shear steel. Grip and deco by me
3) Powder Horn - original from SW Virginia area, has two dates scratched into it 1791 and 1825. I re-furbished it by repairing the cracks at the butt with rawhide, added a longer antler tip and the beaded strap.
aka Chuck Burrows
I would say Top Job !!
I like the works that you do, I wish that my crafting was 1/2 as good.
Keep your powder dry.
All the items in that pic are exceptional.
Everything looks terrifc thank you sharing.
"Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad."
Wow...that is nice lookin!! Thanks for sharing!
Nice looking outfit.
I never have been much for drinking the kool-aid.It's not in my nature.
Beautiful work, Chuck! I really like it!
"Return unto me, and I will return unto you," saith the Lord of hosts.
Wow keep em coming
Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
You can't beat Chucks pictures but here's one of mine, titled Bear hunters arsenal, A .62cal Jager,and a .69cal double pistol
Another one, Spirit of the Frontier. .62 smoothbore, Spanish Trade knife, a replica of Squire Boons hawk.This message has been edited. Last edited by: NWTF Longhunter,
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