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Offline Curtis

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Pipe Hawk
« on: August 07, 2023, 06:16:38 AM »
This is a pipe tomahawk I just finished up to take to the CLA show - my first 'Hawk!  The head is a casting of an original dug up on the Leeper farm in KY. 

The inlays in the head are 18k gold and 999 fine silver. Coin silver and brass inlays on the haft, wire inlay is silver and brass though it is hard to tell the difference in the photos, I took them in a hurry.  Head is rust browned.  Engraving on the head was done with hammer and chisel.

I have a table at the CLA show this year, some come on by and say hello!





























Thanks for looking, Curtis
Curtis Allinson
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Offline jrb

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2023, 03:03:07 PM »
Super nice work Curtis! Do you know what county or area of Kentucky the original was found? How long is the head? Thanks

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2023, 05:14:54 AM »
Absolute work of art.

Offline Curtis

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2023, 09:25:56 AM »
Thanks for the kind words guys!

... Do you know what county or area of Kentucky the original was found? How long is the head? Thanks

Jrb, here is the info I got about the original tomahawk head:  "The relic tomahawk dating from the 1770's was plowed up near the site of McFadins's Station (1785), which stood along the Cumberland Trace near Barren River just outside of Bowling Green Kentucky."  The head measures about 7-3/8" long.


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Offline jrb

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2023, 02:50:21 PM »
Thanks for the added info Curtis, I'd sure bet the original maker would like your version of how you engraved and inlayed it.

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2023, 03:59:35 PM »
 WOW! WOW! WOW!

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2023, 08:15:43 AM »
X3

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2023, 01:26:09 PM »
ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL---

Offline BOB HILL

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2023, 02:54:33 PM »
Curtis, you did an excellent job on your hawk. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2023, 08:37:14 AM »
Your tomahawk is beautiful!!! Fine work Sir. The original interest me as it’s not that far away from where my people settled around 1794 when they came from Virginia…. right smack dab in the middle of what is now Mammoth Cave Nat. Park.

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2023, 12:08:22 AM »
WOW outstanding!

Offline Curtis

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Re: Pipe Hawk
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2023, 07:40:08 AM »
Thanks guys, your comments are greatly appreciated!

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Sometimes, late at night when I am alone in the inner sanctum of my workshop and no one else can see, I sand things using only my fingers for backing