You know what's cool? Modifying kitchen knifes into a broken back seax or a knifr (viking knives). "How?" I hear you ask. Well; let's start, shall we?
Seax is a traditional Saxon knife that was also used by vikings in the form of broken back seax.
Disclaimer: You may ruin good knives. This isn't the end of the word. Open up some jazz, light up a cigarette and get in deep thoughts and think about what made you ruin it. I do that.
Step 1: Safety first.
- Gloves: Because grinding disks that revolve in around 11,000 revolutions per minute can very well leave a mark that may never heal. Also, you will look approximately %10 more professional.
- Glasses: Never mind how retro you will look; because a bad reputation isn't nearly as dangerous as flying shards of wood and metal.
- Apron: Well, you mind as well keep your shirt clean. Not that important if you want to ruin your clothes. I say, put it on.
- Ear protection: Unless you want to lose your hearing quick, use them. Less headaches also mean a happier and higher quality work.
Step 2: Materials und tools, ya.
Okay, run to your kitchen drawer and grab an old knife. If you want something super fancy buy a new knife. Grab your usual tools.
- A kitchen knife.
- Paint and primer (No need if you will use this knife as a kitchen knife)
- Leather dye for dying wood.
- The meaning of life.
- Aluminium tape
- anything that looks like leather
- A disc/side/stationary grinder
- A dremel
- A pair of hands
Step 3: Design
See, staring very easy.
Draw your knife on to paper and look at some pictures for reference to design out your future zombie/robot/ghost hunting weapon and contest winner masterpiece (no?).
Mark it on the knife.
Step 4: Shaping away
This is the very complicated step of cutting the marked areas.
Use the dremel tool to cut and the grinder to shape the excess material into wood dust and metal shavings.
If the current product looks no so promising, don't worry. Listen to some Bob Marley and continue shaping.
Caution: Wear the gloves and glasses and maybe the apron. Shards will fly everywhere