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Old 09-27-2018, 08:07 PM
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Randy, It would depend totally on the person and the place and the attitude the person presented when asking for price.. Youngster vs older.. Etc, etc..

Simple answer is based on the above factor.. Because I don't want to ever again forge for a living wage or need or want the work, I simple price things either out of a given common sense price point or just about give it away.


The price depending on the above factors would range from 125.00 to 250.00 depending on..

It's not fair one might say. But personally don't care anymore..

I'm still jaded from way back when I got burnt out and taking the 13years off and don't ever want to be in that position again..

I almost find I need to completely remove myself from the pricing stand point..

Sorry there is no straight answer.. If someone on here wanted one and sent me a standard old fashioned hawk handle that I had the drift for all ready maybe 85.00+ shipping to cover materials and expenses..

But if everybody wanted one for that price I'd just return all the money.. LOL as then it would become work vs a favor kind of thing.. Again.. I'd rather just do it for fun or teaching vs paid work..

So, I'd say the starting price would be 125.00 and up..
I think your reply and price is very fair.
At 85 bucks i would call it a gift.
Hell,at 125bucks its a gift,a hand made item,custom made by a true american craftsman,why hell yes!

I agree,i don't need practice,and or the money on most days.
I turn away more work than i do,and i do a lot for my friends,but they are here for me as well.

Hey,sorry i put you on the spot on price,its just i have no idea what art like that is worth,or if it can be bought!
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:36 AM
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I think your reply and price is very fair.

Hey,sorry i put you on the spot on price,its just i have no idea what art like that is worth,or if it can be bought!
Randy,
NO problem at all..

Ideally since blacksmiths should be making things to sell there should be a price.. If I go by shop rate it becomes easy..


Most people would have sent you a PM to talk pricing but as mentioned I've gotten to a point where it doesn't matter..

If this was a simple wrap throwing hawk it would be about 65.00 but these are just wrapped and welded..

I have a tendency now to make things with more bling factor with a better finish..
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:55 AM
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Hyjack...

It's funny sometime when you read a thread title and what comes to mind is not what the thread is about...

My first thought was more along this line...

https://www.rocketryforum.com/thread...gallery.24177/
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:46 AM
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I think your reply and price is very fair.
At 85 bucks i would call it a gift.
Hell,at 125bucks its a gift,a hand made item,custom made by a true american craftsman,why hell yes!

I agree,i don't need practice,and or the money on most days.
I turn away more work than i do,and i do a lot for my friends,but they are here for me as well.

Hey,sorry i put you on the spot on price,its just i have no idea what art like that is worth,or if it can be bought!

FWIW, Lee Valley sells Gransfors axes - somewhat hand forged. The Gransfors line covers hatchets to forestry axes with a throwing axe or two. The pricing is similar to what Jenn suggested for her 'hawk, ranging from 175-420$ CDN.

I say the Gransfors axes are somewhat hand forged because they do use a lot more equipment than just a hammer and anvil. The Gransfors plant has been shown on YouTube.....
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:48 PM
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They make a nice product..

My only problem with what they make is the profile is a flatter blade.. I like a radius to the center of the blade.. This makes the blade not stick as much and when it does stick is easier to get out..
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