Tomahawk goose neck mystery? Anybody seen this Baby one?


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Balloonatic

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 26, 2011
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#1
So, I got in some parts I bought a long time ago, and this Tomahawk neck was in them. At first I thought it was cut down somehow because it's so small, but after staring at it for a few hours I realized it might just be a Jr. or ladies version.

I have owned both the full size 'razor' version and the 'fat' version, both of which have about the same dimensions for the size of the tomahawk itself; about 4.25" long, but this one is only about 2.75" long!

It's got a 4" rise from the split tube bottom to the long bolt surface, but all other tomahawks I have seen are much longer.

Has anyone ever seen this one before? I sure haven't. The plating is clearly original, and not replated, and the edges look factory, not like it's been cut down.

The contour on the back side is different when I compare it to photos of a conventional, full size razor tomahawk, which bolsters my thought that it's not cut down, but a different version.

Curious to know your thoughts... tell me what you know?!

Thanks!
Balloonatic O-O

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Balloonatic

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 26, 2011
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Altadena, CA
#8
Very unusual.
It looks like a rough casting.
Maybe custom made?
It looks factory to me, just with some pitting. It was likely polished, but in person doesn't look like a rough cast or sand casted repro, compared side by side with my known original fat tomahawk, the manufacturing qualities match up pretty well. Even inside the tube looks factory, not rough as it would had it been sand cast.
 

cyclingday

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#9
Yeah, I just saw all the pitting and thought they were voids from a amateur casting job.
But the precision of the shape certainly looks professional.
 

Balloonatic

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 26, 2011
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Altadena, CA
#11
@then8j I wanted the full size one and thought that's what I was getting when I bought it, so I'd consider selling it to get the full size one, or trade for one... don't care if it's the razor or fattie, either one, just wanted the longer 4.25" one.

@Rust_Trader, that baby parrot is a right cute little monster... you're right this neck parrots your bird. ;o)
 
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Yeah, I just saw all the pitting and thought they were voids from a amateur casting job.
But the precision of the shape certainly looks professional.
In the brief amount of time this piece was in my care after retrieval from Baby Jesus Marc I felt this i a proper stem. To me it seems the piece likely was extremely rusty and someone chemically removed all the rust, but pits remain. Then they buffed it like crazy to get out any small pitting. I would disagree with Justin that plating still remains; there is no plating! It is just buffed up enough that it could be interpreted as plating. A little fine buffing and fill and then it will be ready for the chrome tank. A beautiful stem, and the baby parrot is cute too!
 
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