Connor's Tomahawk AC3




About: An industrial design student keen to make whatever!

This is made entirely out of wood. It is my first instructable so I hope you guys like it :)
I made this because I wasn't satisfied when the official replica came out - too flimsily and expensive.
Perfect for putting that finishing touch to your Connor cosplay or halloween costume :D

The only danger it poses is giving someone a head ache if hit - it's not sharp.
The only expense was the handle which was about $8 AU. The rest of the materials were found around the house.

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Step 1:

Step 2: Materials

^ The first two images are the Official latex replica from ubisoft ^

Though, I took references from other in-game screenshots as well.

- 11 mm pine wood
- wood glue (PVA)
- masking tape
- sand paper
- wood filler (optional but good for fixing mistakes)
- 1 cork
- dark brown hammer handle (can get from any hardware store) about $8 at Bunnings I think.

- brown leather or leather-like material
- split pins
- brown rope
- beads (preferably red, but you can use what ever you like) 
- feather
- any other things to add to make it look more authentic

- Jigsaw
- Dremel (otional)
- Utility knife
- hot glue

Step 3: Cutting Axe Head

Measurements for all 'metal' parts. Axe head: length 11cm, width 12cm. Axe head base: length 6cm, width 3.5cm. Back of axe head: length 6.5cm, width 3.5cm. Total length is 21cm

Firstly, sketch out the shape of the axe head. Do this in two pieces so that it's easier to cut out the inner part.

Now cut out the shape, including the inside. I found that using a dremel helped to cut and neaten up all the edges, especially in the small areas.

Before you glue it, it's best to carve out the blade edges first. To do this, draw a line down the centre of the side of the wood (depth). Cut on an angle which joins the line you just drew on the side and the line that runs along the top of each piece (2nd picture - x ).

Also cut out the back of the axe head (the pointy part) and draw a border inside it. Cut the edges on this also - cut it so that it is like a pyramid so that the 4 sides form a point.

Step 4: Detailing Back of Axe Head

Before painting, use the wood filler to form a raised edge along the inner border you drew when you first cut out the piece.

* I took the photo after I painted it *

Step 5: Axe Head Base

Cut two pieces of wood 3.5 cm x 6 cm and glue them together with wood glue (PVA).
Then draw a line in the centre on both sides.

Like what was done with the blade, cut on an angle which joints the centre line to a line drawn about 5mm down the side of the block (refer to image). Don't make the edges sharp!

Step 6:

To attach it to the handle, I decided to cut out a groove in the block so the handle would side snug - I didn't want to cut a " V " shape out of the handle incase i stuffed it up - but I think it might be easier to cut into the handle.

Step 7:

To make the raised edges on the axe head base, just get some cardboard and cut a " V " shape to the witch of the block.
Masking tape over it and put a crease in the middle to give it a slight pitch.

Step 8: Gluing and Paining

Glue the axe head and the back pointy part to the base block and stick the 4 ' V ' shapes onto the edges of the block.

Once it's all dry, give it a base coat of black paint.
Let that dry, then spray on the silver paint. Don't hold the can too close because then it'll become really thick. Spray it in short, misty bursts to get a brushed metal finish.

If you want to go for a really scratched effect, put roughly ripped bits of masking tape on the black and then paint over in silver. Remove the tape and the black will show though, looking like scratches. For even more realism, scratch and dint the wood before painting it.

Cut the cork about 1cm thick and make the edges more oval.

Cut a V - shape on the bottom so that it sits nicely on the top of the centre block and paint it the same colour as the handle.

Use hot glue to mount the whole structure onto the hammer handle, 

Step 9: Finishing Touches

Now you can add all the accessories.

Yay, you're done! Time to go cosplayin' or trick or treatin'! :D
If you've got any questions, feel free to send me a message or ask in the comments below ;)

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    39 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Wow very nice, loving the detail you put into your projects. Awesome job!

    Mexican eminem

    3 years ago

    great job right know im trying to make the tomahawk head out of aluminum


    5 years ago on Step 6

    What would the measurements for the groove be and how did you cut it? Or was it just sanded down with the dremel?

    4 replies

    Oh right. I cut it to the size of the handle. Basically trial and error cutting. And I cut it with a dremel.


    5 years ago on Step 1

    I'm trying to make this but I need the axe head and back tip measurements. If you could list the measurements for those two things that would be awesome.

    1 reply

    Reply 5 years ago on Step 1

    axe head: length 11cm, width 12cm. Axe head base: length 6cm, width 3.5cm. Back of axe head: length 6.5cm, width 3.5cm. Total length is 21cm


    5 years ago on Step 1

    Can you tell me the measurement of the axe head, axe base, and back of the axe head?


    Reply 5 years ago on Step 1

    Well you could whack someone in the head and that would give them a nasty headache... and probably break the axe too. The edges will only be as sharp as you wish to make them :)

    The Rambler

    5 years ago on Step 1

    This is really cool. The finished product definitely looks Pro. I'd like to see your Ordon sword too when you finish it. I did one and posted it here, but I realized I missed some of the details and dissambled parts of it so I could improve it... it's still sitting half assembled next to my desk. One of these days.