Trio of 'hawks

Stormcrow

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These are the first tomahawks to leave the shop in a while. They all went to the same customer. All 1/4" 4140 and black TeroTuf, with Kydex sheaths set up with a second retention strap, MOLLE locks, and shoulder slings.

An 18" Wrecker.





An 18" War Chief with sharpened inner beard.





And a 12" Woodsman, pics taken prior to the carry hardware being added to the sheath.





He wants some more. I shall not endeavor to dissuade him. :D

Hope to get another batch waterjetted this week, but most of those will be for a group buy. Hopefully a couple of prototypes will be in there too, though.
 

J. ROSA

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Great work James! I've always been impressed with you're kydex work too. What thickness do you use to get that definition?
 

Stormcrow

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Thanks!

The Kydex is .080". Here's a video showing how I make the sheaths:

[video=youtube;ukpHR_ep0RQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukpHR_ep0RQ[/video]

The only difference is I now use a T-shirt press to heat the Kydex. It's one of the best tools I have ever bought for the shop! I *highly* recommend it for anyone doing Kydex.
 

J. ROSA

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Thanks James. That was pretty informative. I'll look into the t-shirt press. I've been using a great gun with ok results but I think my home built press needs more clamps or is too large. I never thought if making a template per blade. It would make things easier.
 

Stormcrow

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You're welcome. :) The T-shirt press is one of the best tool investments I've made. It makes heating Kydex so much better.

I wish I had seen this video (the section starting at about 8:00) before doing my sheath tooling. It would have sped up the process. :)

[video=youtube;ukpHR_ep0RQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukpHR_ep0RQ[/video]
 
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