Custom headhunters

Discussion in 'Bensinger Handforged Knives' started by J W Bensinger, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    A pair of headhunters in 5160-one standard, one very tribal with cherry and stabilized cord. Forged distal hafts and heads.
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  2. Gehazi

    Gehazi

    Jun 30, 2013
    flipped when I saw these on your site, amazing work man, could not be happier -- only way it could be better is if they were here already and I found some gold bars under my house :D
     
  3. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    I made some more progress on the small dha as well-got the pvc pipe to build an etch tank and did the pre-etch etch to see what was going on eith the pattern-also did the filework.
     
  4. Gehazi

    Gehazi

    Jun 30, 2013
    I am making that noise homer makes about beer; you make art man, can't wait to see this forum grow with your many works, and hopefully I can commission about a third of them :D
     
  5. Shavru

    Shavru

    Feb 20, 2014
    More Awesome Axes. Just so much I love about your sense of style fusion with function
     
  6. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    So how do your Headhunters, particularly the standard Headhunter, compare with traditional American-style tomahawks in function?
     
  7. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    They're definitely not built as camp hatchets-for one although they're very sharp, they're designed to cut,crush and bounce out of the target-stuck is bad.
    The peak doesn't lend itself to wood chopping either, nor does the sharpened underside of the bit.
    I do make them with the same all-steel construction in a more utilitarian version-and also this:the Varangian- image.jpg
    And francescas... image.jpg
     
  8. Gehazi

    Gehazi

    Jun 30, 2013
    very cool designs! really like that francescas
     
  9. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    Ok, so they're pure weapons. That makes sense, and explains why they're called headhunters.
     
  10. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    They actually make pretty good crash axes/breaching tools/rescue axes. They work very well on sheet metal and sheetrock.
     
  11. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    Interesting. I may have to add one to my list of eventual purchases.
     
  12. Gehazi

    Gehazi

    Jun 30, 2013
    doubleposts
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  13. Gehazi

    Gehazi

    Jun 30, 2013
    no doubt the stubbier headhunter is a workable camp tool and urban improvised key to almost any door. I really love it, do not think you would be disappointed by the purchase scara.
     
  14. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    And I'd probably get more enjoyment out of it than from an old-fashioned razor. Maybe I can buy one of these as my reward for finishing three online courses in two weeks when it normally takes an entire semester. You know, the problem with having so many options for cool blades is that it's nearly impossible to decide on one.
     
  15. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath

    Mar 27, 2010
    Man your work is inspiring!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  16. J W Bensinger

    J W Bensinger

    Mar 26, 2009
    Thank you Jay! That kinda thing keeps me going.
     

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