Cold steel trail hawk

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Cold steel trail hawk

Postby Bill » Wed May 04, 2016 8:09 am

So I ordered a cold steel trail hawk. It came dull and the handle was very rough lots of burs and splinters and the wood was curled up where they mounted the head. But not to bad for the price, I got it for about 25 bucks. I am in the process of sanding down the handle I am going to put a burn pattern on it and use linseed oil on the handle. Later down the road I will strip the black paint off of it and blue it. I got it for my son as he enjoys throwing my cheap Home Depot hatchet but broke the head off of it the other day. I already started on it but forgot to take before pics. I will post finished picks when done. All in all its a fun cheap project. I may have to order one for myself. Oh and the blade good an edge quickly and will now shave.


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Re: Cold steel trail hawk

Postby Bill » Wed May 04, 2016 4:51 pm

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Re: Cold steel trail hawk

Postby medicmike » Fri May 06, 2016 10:44 am

Looks good. I took some of the belly out of mine and convexed it. I use it for roughing out carvings.

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Re: Cold steel trail hawk

Postby joker52186 » Mon May 09, 2016 7:56 pm

It looks great

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Re: Cold steel trail hawk

Postby YoungBlacksmith » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:43 am

Did a bit of work the last few days on a pipe hawk, and this is what I have:

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Re: Cold steel trail hawk

Postby Woodsman Wannabe » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:21 pm

Nice job!

Bought one recently from Amazon, again for about $25/$26. Similar condition. Has a sticker on it that says American Tomahawk Co. Made in Taiwan
Looked on the Cold Steel website and they talk about counterfeit hawks being on the market. They say if you didn't get it directly from them and/or you paid lees then $35-$40, then it is probably counterfeit.
One day I will try getting one straight from them, and see if it is any different.

I'll probably leave mine as is except for sharpening. I'm pretty sure I'll do enough damage just trying to get an edge.
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