This is a machete/Bowie knife I made after watching some you tube videos on homemade machetes
The handle is made from a piece from a 2x4
The steel is from Home Depot
To make it , first, I traced out the design onto the steel
Then , I took my hacksaw and started to cut out the tang.
After that I took out my file and started filing out a sharp edge.
Next , I took a 2x4 and cut a price off that is the same length as the the handle and I split it through the middle. After that , I drilled out two holes through the steel and I nailed the two halves of wood together . Finally , I used a wood file to file the wood down to make a comfortable handle.
I learned an important lesson while making this
Hand tools take forever to use but they work really well.
I'm planning on heat treating it later