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    Smatchet

    I just finshed shaping a smatchet blade. Any good ideas on what kind of handle would work well? Its a full tang design: I was thinking I'd make some wooden handles and bolt them to the sides, then wrap the handle in something. I'm also trying to make some kind of guard. I was thinking about using one from a ninja sword wall hanger for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
    I just finshed shaping a smatchet blade. Any good ideas on what kind of handle would work well? Its a full tang design: I was thinking I'd make some wooden handles and bolt them to the sides, then wrap the handle in something. I'm also trying to make some kind of guard. I was thinking about using one from a ninja sword wall hanger for fun.
    pics?

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    hmm i have a sword blade hanging around that also needs a handle...someone reply to this guy (if i'm messing around with something like a blade it means i'm very very bored even though I should be working)

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    I'll post some pics when I'm all done if I can find a digital camera.

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    If you can get your hands on some G10, that always makes a nice handle. You can grind it into whatever shape you want.

    Pics?

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    The blade ended up being shaped into a bowie knife on account of I didn't really like how it turned out as a smatchet, and the steel was kind of thin for that. Its got a ten inch blade, 20 degree angle on its primary edge and 30 on its back edge. Pl4sma should appreciate the guard.



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    Finally finished. I'm not too happy about how it turned out, but its alright considering the tools I had to work with.

    I cut myself pretty good in the production process:


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    A hint to obtain a quick mirror polishing: take a 300 or 500 grit sandpaper and paper glue it on a piece of thin cardboard. Draw a circle of approx. 5 cms' diameter, punch a hole in the center and cut along the circumference. Take a 2 mms screw and a fitting bolt, and mount the disk of sandpaper on it, then mount the whole thing on a drill. Always grind away from the edge of the blade.
    It works better than its commercial equivalent and it's cheap.

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    Besides, that handle totally needs some refining, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
    Finally finished. I'm not too happy about how it turned out, but its alright considering the tools I had to work with.
    Looks like you cut the claws into studs. That will work better when striking with the handle.

    Looks good.

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