Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Tiriwac by Jason hawk at Outlaw Forge



Tiriwac -  Head hunter style - $600.00

http://www.jasonhawkknives.com/borderlands.html 

Blade- forged 5160 hand rubbed finish.
​Construction- Socket style..
Handle- Steel with sealed cotton wrap..
Blade length  14 inch.    OAL-20 inches

Amongst the Tribes of the Apocalypse, the Tiriwac are greatly feared as head hunters. They control a Region of what use to be the Mississippi river bottoms. A humid place plagued by thick brush, vines, and cane breaks.

Wood dose not last long in these in places, so the handles are all steel.
The handle forms a socket for a longer reach. But unique to their tribe, they have a forged pipe bowl in which they partake of their sacred smoke.

Mufasa Rouge by Jason Hawk and Outlaw forge


​Mufasa Rouge $1,200.00

(The Lion Hunter)

African Neo-Tribal style.
Blade- forged 5160 antique finish.
Fittings-Copper.
​Construction-Hidden Tang.
Handle-Carved Mesquite,
with sealed cord wrap..
Blade length  29inches.    OAL-36 1/2 inches.
Sheath- Mesquite (open style).
African coin, Warthog tusks, embellishments.

Mufasa Rouge- A bush sword, from the African Plains. Mufasa was rumored to be the last King of Kenya before the British took control. After the fall of civilization the tribes rose again, forging scraps from their native land into practical weapons, as they have always done, nothing is ever new in Africa.
Adorned with the trophies of the hunt, and scraps of the world that once was. Mufasa Rouge is ready for battle, cause lets face it a Zombie Lion would be some scary shit!

The C.T.-1 (Crow Town) by Jason Hawk and Outlaw forge

 When the world is nothing more than some Nomadic raiders, what kinda blade would they carry?
​Across the wastelands into the burned out slums that make up the new world we journey.Scavengers collect up bits and pieces, remnants of a world gone, and craft a new world from them.The dusty world of Crow Town, This is Their Blade...  


http://www.jasonhawkknives.com/borderlands.html 

C.T.-1 (Crow Town) Price $450.00

Apocalyptic Second Gen., style.
Blade- Forged 1095 skin textured finish.
Fittings-Patinated worn steel wire.
​Construction- Narrow Tang.
Handle- Blue/Black antler and Leather.
Spent shell .38 casing pin.
Blade length 6 1/2inch.     OAL-12 1/4inch.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

About Outlaw Forge ; Jason Hawk Bio

 

About Outlaw Forge ; Jason Hawk Bio

www.jasonhawkknives.com

Jason Hawk is passionate about making beautiful functional artwork. He is from a long line of master carvers, and he was taught by his father and grandpa the value of quality craftsmanship.

Jason started making blades in his teens living in Colorado. He got into historical re-enactment and making all of his own clothes and gear for rendezvous and extended treks into the mountains. At 15 Jason became Colorado's youngest licensed big game hunting guide. It was during this time he came to appreciate the functional homespun knives of the frontiers men.

When Jason graduated  he moved to Montana where he studied welding and metal fabrication. He then moved back Colorado where he worked his way up in the restaurant industry to became an executive chef. There he honed out his skills with fine kitchen cutlery.
Starting about 10 years ago Jason started teaching his primative and mountainman skills including blacksmithing to people from around the world.

Another important important part of Joson Hawk's life started about 20 years ago when he discovered Fillipino martial arts. Master Chris Petrilli taught Jason to not only be  deadly with his hands but he taught Jason the lethal art of knives, stick fighting and improvised weapons.

About 8 years ago Jason met the love of his life, Mary.  This tough country girl lived in a cave with  her family as a little girl before moving to the their current homestead. Jason was born in rural Arkansas, so when this hill-billy met his cave girl it was pure magic. Finally someone just as twisted as him. Mary is good with a knife, loves to butcher goats and chickens, loves to harvest and preserve food, loves to garden and get her hands dirty, and is rather crafty. She makes mesquite furniture, jewelry, soap, lotion, and herbal preparations. Mary recently decided to become Jason's shop slave and learn the art of knife making and leather working.

In the last handful of years Jason has been working with the History Channel resulting in one season of No Man's Land (a desert version of Mountain Men). This last year Jason and his family spent the winter up in the mountains of NW Arkansas filming for the 5th season of Mountain Men. The large and lethal population of wild hogs provided him with a unique testing ground for his combat knives. Knife hunting hogs was a dangerous and fast paced means to put some delicious pork on the table.
Jason Hawk has spent his life making and using knives. From guiding, hunting, butchering, and living remote, to slicing and dicing in high scale restaurants, to the study and application of the martial arts, Jason has dedicated his skills and passion to the persuit of perfect blades (for who could choose just one).

"Outlaw" Forge - Jason Hawk


My good friend and fellow blacksmith Jason Hawk has finally got his website up and running. Jason is a well known metal smith and bangs out some very beautiful, functional and artistic knives. I know he has been a bit behind on orders recently due to family issues and starring in 2 TV shows on History channel. If you are interested in his work you can either contact Jason directly via his website ORRR, you can email me at pathfindertom@gmail.com and I will ensure that he gets the message.

http://www.jasonhawkknives.com/

Check out the website for awesome picks and more detailed info.

Tomahawk - See you on the trail!

Monday, September 19, 2016

A poem dedicated to my hero - Pat falterman

Pat was an awesome young man, I met him in Mexico and south America, his intelligence and confidence impressed me. Simply put....he was a good kid.
Now, sadly with his passing, he has joined the ranks of lads like Everett Ruess, and Chris Mcandless. The world traveler/vagabond community is small and Pat will be missed. I would like to dedicate this poem to him. 

 "To An Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman
The time you won your town the race,
We chaired you through the marketplace;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
As home we brought you shoulder-high.

To-day, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears:

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl's.

Hitchhiking & signs from the road

Carrying a destination sign when hitchhiking is a lot like going to college. Even though deep down inside it may not mean a thing, it’s a convenient way of explaining to people what you’re up to.

Ken Hicks, The Complete Hitchhiker