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Offline KILTED COWBOY

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Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:45:14 PM »
Just got a hand forged hawk and was thinking of ways to protect the metal from rust and enhance the finish.
Was thinking of using some LMF barrel brown solution. Has anyone done this or do you have any other ideas?

Offline Clark B

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 01:13:43 AM »
I browned an Estwing camp axe a few years ago. It looked pretty good when finished.
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Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 05:10:15 AM »
Here is one I rust blued a while back.


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Offline B.Barker

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 05:10:04 AM »
Here's one of my wrought iron axes that I kind of rust blued.


Offline Greg Pennell

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 05:41:04 AM »
P.W. and Brian, those are some nice hawks! Two thumbs up!👍🏼 👍🏼

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 12:55:41 AM »
The one on the top is rust blued. The lower one simply polished.

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Offline Carl Young

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 02:03:43 AM »
A new example of a rust blued tomahawk has just been posted by "Bama" Jim Parker:
http://americanlongrifles.org/forum/index.php?topic=54459.0
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Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Does anyone rust blue a hawk?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 06:46:17 PM »
Now THAT is a gorgeous hawk -- great workmanship  ;) 8) :-* :P
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