Ball peen to spike hawk


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tarted from a ball peen about 16 oz, USA stamped. Forgot that my phone was plugged in, but I got a few pics later in the process.

Here it is after some of the Blade was beginning to be forged out, right before I started drifting the eye.

A bit more forging...

Forged to shape all but the spike end. Time for a little profile cleanup on the grinder.

Drifted the eye out larger to fit a regular hammer handle.

Got it close to finished. After this I normalized in the oven and then did a bit of finish grinding. May heat treat tomorrow.

C Craft

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Wow, those Willis hawks sure are nice. I've got 10 more ball peen heads at least, maybe 15. It'll be a bit before I get to them, but I definitely have more planned in the future.