Axe Hafting Tutorial by Chris Henry (PaleoArts)

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Axe Hafting Tutorial by Chris Henry (PaleoArts)

PaleoAleo
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03 Sep 2010, 21:03 #1

i've had several requests to show how i haft my tomohawks and axes so here it is. most of it self explanitory from the pictures, but i'll point out a few key aspects. i generally use animal gut as my cordage, but rawhide, sinew, twisted bark, and just about any other cordage will do.

1. start by reaming out your handle so the blade only touches at the top and bottom, leaving empty space at the sides. this will help prevent splitting. you can fill that space with PPG prior to wrapping or just leave it open.
 
5. at step 5 make sure you start the wrap towards the rear of the blade and work in towards the handle.
 
8. lay in a whipping loop under your wrap to pull the finished end under. 
 
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03 Sep 2010, 21:25 #2

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29 May 2012, 21:03 #3

Can a stone tomahawk be thrown without breaking?
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01 Jun 2012, 00:23 #4

no
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03 Jun 2012, 02:26 #5

bahaha. Best answer ever.
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