Introduction: Nata (Japanese Small Machete/Mountain Knife)-Style Knife

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This is a quick Nata-style knife I made four days ago. I used stainless steel because I don't have anything other than that. Its not that good, I know, because I wasn't really serious in making this and the reason I made this is simply because I was bored. I know, the handle is a little too long for the blade, but as I said before the only reason I made this is because I was bored.

Well, enjoy! If you like the slideshow, rate it 5 please! Thanks.


bluelantern (author)2015-02-05

Nothing wrong with this knife... i like the sleek look to it and the long handle suits it somehow. Cool knife,thanks for posting.

admiral001 (author)2011-04-26

I think you made some valid points, but they are overshadowed by your butchery of the grammar.

Neovenetar (author)2011-01-31

yes, sorry bout that.

Neovenetar (author)2011-01-31

oh, yea but it would work on like soft plants or something wouldn't it? The joke was that the tanto cut through a plastic toy car engine by the way. =3 it's funny cos it's plastic...

Neovenetar (author)2011-01-29

dude, i was joking about the tanto. and i was saying i think you could at least cut some things with that knife, carbon content won't affect a knife this small much.

Neovenetar (author)2011-01-28

it looks functional enough as a knife to me.

sarcosis_machina (author)2010-02-15

I'd like to know how you made the handle and how you made the blade. when you get a chance, please write down the instructions and send them to me. I'd greatly appreciate it.


addytheknowhowman (author)2009-06-12

Ey, where do you get your metals from? Great slideshow btw. Addy

Everywhere. Hardware store, the dump, sidewalk, etc.

asoos1 (author)2009-06-10

As far as "instructing" anyone on how to make this item, you get a ZERO. No list of materials, no step by step outline, and a lame idea to begin with. You basically sharpened a length of metal; I can sharpen a cow femur market to hold an edge. Edges make shanks, not knives. And if you are too lazy to explain your process, get off the site! thats what its all about here, "instructing" people how ya did it. Putz.

Camisado (author)asoos12009-06-10

Dude, it's called a slideshow, not an I'ble. See, there are two types of documentations on this website, a slideshow and an I'ble. According to the I'bles team, an Instructable is:

An Instructable is a step-by-step guide showing how you made or did something.

While a slideshow is:

Slideshows are for showing off photos of what you made or did, but don't have full instructions to create an Instructable with.

You just got pwned, n00b. Don't come off as rude if you know almost zero I'bles knowledge. You're the putz.

my_2_cents (author)2009-05-21

lol, very nice blade. i dont get how u "solder" the handle also. How did u do it? :D

Camisado (author)my_2_cents2009-05-21

Thanks for the compliment. And I'm very sorry, but I'm too lazy to explain the process to somebody I don't know.

27723773 (author)2009-04-16

5 stars, i would love to see an instructable of this, make it, and i will rate that 5 stars. btw, ur like 14, right? how do u get access to such tools as the coveted angle grinder?

Camisado (author)277237732009-04-17

Thanks! Sorry for the very late reply, I just got back from my school trip to China. How do I get access to such tools? Hmm.... My parents just really trust me, I guess.... I got like 8 Katanas, one Zweihander, god knows how many Nunchakus, a Dam Dao I smuggled from China (LOL), a crapload of knives, and a pair of steel tonfas, but my parents don't really give a dang :-P.

27723773 (author)Camisado2009-04-17

Late reply, huh? u answered before i would expect anyone to. my mom wont let me keep any weapons at her house, but my dad only has one rule: ask me. we dont have a lot of awesome tools, but i can get by. thanks for actually replying.

Camisado (author)277237732009-04-17

No prob. i always answer comments. That's how I roll.

happybirthday (author)2009-04-09


Jestersage (author)2009-04-05

I would five star it, but the fact I cannot print it all out or save it to my computer makes this slidehsow useless. However, if you make it into instructables (or will) then I will give you five stars.

Camisado (author)Jestersage2009-04-05

Hmm....This knife is pretty easy to make, so I might just make an I'ble of it. If you really want an I'ble on the knife, I might just make it next week because there's a four-day holiday coming up and I would have lots of time.

Berkin (author)2009-04-05

Oh, awesome, man! I gave it 5 stars. How did you shape the blade?

Camisado (author)Berkin2009-04-05

Thanks! As for the blade, I cut out a square bar shape from a bigger bar of stainless steel using an angle grinder, I cut the shape of the blade tip using a hacksaw and smooth it out using a file and a sharpening stone, then I sharpen the whole blade (including the tip) with a file and an angle grinder.

Berkin (author)Camisado2009-04-05


Camisado (author)Berkin2009-04-05

Thanks again!

DCA (author)2009-04-05

What did you use to "solder" the handle to the stainless steel? I know this is not that good a comment but I was bored and had nothing else to do.

Camisado (author)DCA2009-04-05

Not a good comment? That's a perfectly fine comment. As for how I soldered the bars to the blade, I used a soldering iron (duh). Oh yeah, do you like the knife or the slideshow as a whole? Can you give it a rating? Thanks.

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