Got this idea after an internal brainstorming about the question 'What kind of tool would I like to have if I was burried alive?' Call it The Dark Side Of Myself...
This question implicates multiple if's:
- waking up on time (oxygen stuff)
- no panic (stay cool, it could have been worse)
- large coffin, not yak-proof
- tool not confiscated
Supposing it's my lucky day - after being burried of course - wich tool would it be?
A lot of ideas flashed through my head, but finally my poisoned mind came up with this DARC: a minimalists neck knife aka survival knife. Made to free yourself - not necessary out of a coffin, to defend, rescue, survive or attack. Or simply open a beer bottle - in Belgium we call it 'urban survival' ;-)
Or how a stupid idea turned out into an all-round survival tool...
Easy to make, reliable, solid, yak-proof!
Have fun with it!
All you need:
- a piece of carbon steel
- angle grinder
- band sander
- hand sander
- a lot of sanding paper
- safety gear
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Step 1: Design
I based my model on a piece of carbon steel - the tip of a machete I demolished to make another knife.
After a lot of try and error with cardboard I came up with something satisfying I copied on the piece of steel.
Golden rule: waste-steel doesn't exist!