Page 11 of 11 First ... 7891011
  1. #101
    Fuzzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post

    When I was moving recently, I came across the bolos I made out of old rat tail tang cheap swords, including the one mentioned in this thread. I removed the tang entirely then ground the first few inches of the blade into a new handle using a grinding wheel, then wrapped the handle and sharpened them up as much as I was able (crappy steel prevents too much). So, the swords are now full tang. Not good steel, not good geometry, but they're fine for chopping through vegetation. Sawed the sheaths a little shorter and rewrapped. The blades are now short enough that I'm not too worried about them breaking through vibration or impact.

    The other one was from a yari, btw.

    Its nice to have a sword or two that are cheap but sturdy, that you're not afraid to damage or abuse. Better than throwing them out, I'd say.
    That's pretty much the spirit of the bolo anyway, as I understand it. My instructor has one that he got in the PI made from an old car door.

  2. #102
    dwkfym's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Tampa Bay Area
    2,020 Add us on facebook!
    Parts and Accessories
    Law Enforcement Firearms

Page 11 of 11 First ... 7891011


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO