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I made this hawk out of an old single jack starter steel. I have a hand full I have came across the years in mining. With it probly being over a hundred years old I can’t be certain what the alloy is. It had a complex spark and hardened when oil quenched and drew a light straw temper. “File Skated” only time will tell how it will hold an edge. I figured that if it can cut rock it will handle wood. 

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Thanks Flatliner, 

I took it out in the mountains the other day and chopped some fire wood. then gave it to the boys and let them put it through its paces. Did some throwing and ice chopping. it did well still holding the edge well.

 

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