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    Quote Originally Posted by bricco
    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.
    Good to know.

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    It looks very strong!

    And mean!

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    okay forgive the noobness (or not) and can someone explain what a smatchet is exactly (or vaguely) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petty Arson
    okay forgive the noobness (or not) and can someone explain what a smatchet is exactly (or vaguely) ?
    Use Google Image search:

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...=Search+Images

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    A Smatchet is a British WW2 era short sword, designed mostly as a close quarters weapon (most big knives are a tool first and a weapon second). my blade originally had the leaf blade shape, but I didn't really like it.

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    Basically a barong without the forward rake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken
    Basically a barong without the forward rake.
    And a smatchet is double edged.

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    The smatchet is basically a gladius.

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