making a machete

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by Lars, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    making a machete
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  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool!! what kind of steel is it?
     

  3. Wanimator

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    Me gots a power tool.
     
  4. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    i suggest to make some kind of pommel to the end of the handle. it wont fly off your ends then.
     
  5. G_Y

    G_Y aiming the less

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    Nice workshop, heavy material and good presentation.
     
  6. Nice and heavy metal Workshop!

    What kind of steel do you have and how thick is this?

    Do you grind from hand or with Machines?

    Respect!

    Joe
     
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  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice and heavy -looking!
     
  8. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    thanks I don't know which steel it is
    I would make a wrist loop and a handle from paracord
    no I don't grind per hand but I tried it
     
  9. Wanimator

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    I love how it's a Saxon style blade. Though... If you want the Wanimator seal of approval you'd better make it pointed! (with the Sax' blade you (unlike the katana) can easily utilize the tip. @Tyson, good advice, but a lanyard would be better suited for that after adding a wooden or another material handle.
     
  10. Schultz

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    Nice machete :D
    How thick is the Blade?
    Maybe you can change the Blade to a Kukri Machete.
    I have to say it is the Best Blade Typ what I have ever use and so you get very fast blades like my "Thing".
    But you have to be careful that you dont make the Part behind the Handle to small, because the not harden Steel bend when you swing it.

    Schöne Machete :D
    Wie dick ist denn die Klinge?
    Vielleicht kannst du versuchen darause eine Kukri Machete zu machen.
    Das ist die beste Klingenform die ich je benutzt habe und so bekommst du eine sehr schnelle Klinge wie bei meinem "Thing".
    Aber sei vorsichtig das du den hinteren Teil nicht zu schmal machst,
    da der ungehärtete Stahl sonst schnell verbiegt wenn du die Machete schwingst.
     

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  11. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    If you cut that whole thing out with a hand saw I am most impressed, that must have taken hours:eek: !
    In my experience, hand saws + steel = blisters and sore arms!
    Great work so far and I will be following this project as it progresses! Nice job
     
  12. Lars you can harden your steel when you carbonide your steel before you sharpen your blade!

    Joe
     
  13. Schultz

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    Not every Steel can be hardened... To be Hardened a Steel it must have contain at least 0.2% Carbon.
    Good Machetes are made from Carbon Steel.
    It have a very fine Structure, can sharpener Sanded and it can very hard (eg. ~ 65 HRC) Hardened.
    And Machetes are usually differentially hardened.
    This has the advantage that despite the blade "high" hardness it remains flexible enough. So i think this is nothing for the Start ;)
    But he can make a Machete from hardened spring Steel.
     
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  14. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    @schultz, you say you can't harden any steel, but carbon steel is steel so you can harden steel. i think i understand you tho, you mean not every steel can be hardened, right?
     
  15. Schultz

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    Yes, thank you and sry for my Bad English! But slowly, it getting better ;)
     
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  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    your englisch isn't bad, mistakes can be made, as you can see in my grades ;)
     
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  18. Schultz

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    Youtube show not only good Stuff...
    Without enough Carbon you can't Carburization and I think not everybody have a acetylene Burner at Home.
    The Knife seems also not even properly Hardened, when I look how easy he pierced it...
    In the attempt to drill a Hole through one of my hardened Arrowheads, I've wrecked 3 drills, including 1 HSS :(
     
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  19. Schultz

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    Sry, I see degree that I make Translation errors... I mean "Without enough Carbon you can't Harden."
    So you mean he should Harden the surface layer with enriched Carbon.
    Maybe it does work with Carburization, but I would not do that if I don´t know what steel I have.
    There possibly could help a Spark sample.



    Sry, ich sah grad das es Übersetzungsfehler gab. Ich meinte "Ohne genug Kohlenstoff kann man nicht Härten."
    Du meinst also er soll die Klinge Aufkohlen, also die Randschicht härten indem er Kohlenstoff anreichert.
    Evtl. funktioniert das aber ich würd das nicht probieren wenn ich nicht weiß welchen Stahl ich habe.
    Da könnte vielleicht eine Funkenprobe helfen.
     
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