Jason Fry

Ball peen to spike hawk

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Started 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. 



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Nice work! I've got  few old ball peen heads of various sizes destined for similar projects once I get my hatchet technique refined on some railspike hawks.

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