How to Make a Tomahawk From a Railroad Spike



Railroad spikes lend themselves to an easy project for even a beginning blacksmith who wants to make a tomahawk or a knife. Depending on which end of the spike you use for the blade, you can make a throwing or a chopping tomahawk. Tomahawks were a basic tool of Native Americans, used in both combat and as a utilitarian tool. You do not need a new railroad spike. A rusty, old one you find at a rail yard will work equally well. A cast iron charcoal grill will work as a makeshift forge.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Smithing gloves
Safety goggles
Railroad spike
Anvil
Forge
Blacksmith tongs
Carbon hammer
Metal chisel or bore
Wood handle

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