Ive tried to keep it as primitive and natural as possible. It took some hammering to get the head flat on thisbut was fun to make. I differentially quenched the edge and the hammer which left the middle hot,i then placed it on my anvil to cool so the heat ran into the edge and hammer and self tempered which worked out well. I hand forged it and only used a grinder to take off a couple of bumps and i used the belt sander to finish the bevel and hammer. I carved the shaft out of Ash by hand,fire hardened the wood and then treated it with linseed oil. I wrapped the handle with wet jute and then let it dry which tightens it up,i then waxed the jute with pure bees wax,i sealed both ends of the jute using pine pitch. I hand drilled a lanyard hole and inserted the brass tube without using any glue,i added a plaited lanyard of waxed Jute. The cutting edge is 2" and the lenth of the hawk is 15" with the shaft. Before. got the forge set up and fired up. The hawk is taking shape. qunched,tempered and the edge finished. handle finished. I added a hammer instead of a spike as i feel this will be more usefull. pine pitch.