Throwing Hawks, or Tomahawks, are a type of ax that was originally developed by Native Americans as weapon for hunting and for war. Pre-colonial tomahawks had heads made of stone or deer antler, or were carved with a large heavy knob at the end. These clubs were mainly used as crushing weapons. Europeans introduced hawks with hand-forged metal heads that included a blade; these were traded for food and other items on the frontier. These could be used as tools for carving, as well hand-to-hand combat and throwing weapons. Today, throwing hawk competitions are popular among historical re-enactors, and have been picked up by martial arts enthusiasts.
A. Ash Handles – Fire hardened ash handles that fit our
Early Fur Trade Tomahawk, Custom Throwing Hawk, and Heart
B. Early Fur Trade Tomahawk – The very finest quality throwing hawk available! Perfectly balanced, hand-forged head complete with straight grain hickory handle. Very authentic.
C. Heart Hawk – Completely hand forged iron head with a tempered steel insert bit featuring the popular weeping heart cut-out design. Complete with 19-inch straight grain hickory handle. 3-1/2 inch blade.
– Iron head with a tempered steel insert bit. Complete with hard, straight grain 19-inch hickory handle. 4-inch blade.E. Revolutionary Poll Hawk – This authentic hand forged hawk dates from the revolution and is complete with a poll (or hammer style head). Great for driving tent stakes and other camp chores as well as throwing. 3-1/2 inch blade.
F. Mouse Hawk – Forged blade, 5-inches long, 2-3/4 inches wide. Ideal for women or children as a throwing hawk or small camp axe. Hickory handle is 16-inches long. Assembled weight 1 lb.