In this step you'll be cutting the arrow shaft to a length that fits comfortably in your pocket ( approx 5" long).
Tools Needed:Materials Needed:Procedure:
You have a few things to decide before you start cutting. The first thing you need to decide is if you want the glass breaker / self defense weapon (kobutan) as part of your tool. If so, you need to cut your arrow shaft from the front of the arrow where the arrow tip insert is inserted. If you plan to make your tool with the xacto knife insert then cut your arrow shaft so that both ends of the tube are open.
Either way cut your arrow shaft to an approximate length of 5" so that it fits comfortably in your pocket.
Once you have cut the arrow shaft, clean up any rough edges with either sand paper or files, paying special attention to remove any sharp burrs of metal.