Trail Hawks Defined
My “trail hawk” fills a niche between the crash-and-bash
throwing hawks, and a collectable pipe hawk you wouldn’t dare take off the
wall. I wanted a using hawk with modest, but authentic decoration .
My trail hawk is made of Dendritic S5 steel, like the
throwing hawks, and it can be thrown. But, because of the decoration, it’s
better suited for use around camp, chopping kindling, pounding tent stakes,
and at your side on a trek as a light weight all purpose camp tool with a
period look you can enjoy using.
Decorations may include hammered sheet copper wrap, pewter
wire wrap, rawhide wrap, beads, dangles with hand wrought copper cones and
buffalo, badger, porcupine, or coyote hair. The handgrip is usually left
Sheaths for trail hawks are matched to the style of the
hawk, in either a belt sheath style, or over-the-shoulder carry that places
the hawk at your waist. Materials may include my hand-processed buckskin or
rawhide over a saddle leather core. Sheaths are hand-fitted to a specific
hawk and decorations will match that hawk.
Trail hawks will be shown in the gallery as they become available.