This machete is made from a 30cm ruler i had. It is stainless steel hardened

Step 1: Materials

Metal ruler
sharpening stones(one smooth and one rough)
wide string(sorry, don't know what it is called, just found it)
hack saw
hot glue gun and glue sticks
<p>Is it strong enough to stab? Its just metal ruler. I've made dozens of them so I know. Next time, make it shorter or join two piece of metal ruler together to make it stronger (friendly advice) . By the way, your tanto is beautiful. I like your decorations.</p>
I love the dragon ball z posted in the background haha
I made one of these to commit seppuku with, but decided to just live with dishonor instead. good instructable I like the handle.
Hari-karidiculous Ha-ha!
lol. thank you :D
this looks like a sick half katana half machete thing
dude that looks more like a ninjato to me great idea
No. You obviously know nothing about the ninjato. A ninjato/shinobigatana is a wakizashi-length blade mounted on a katana koshirae.
He's right. <br />
Who's right? Me or him?<br />
You XD<br /> <br /> Ninjato has completely different hardware, blade length, and style!!<br />
you i guess, lol<br />
your "wide string" appears to be plumbers tape
no, its some string my mum used to use :D
oops looked like it in the pics lol
this is awesome! great inscrutable, but my mom wouldn't let me have a sharpened sword...
Really? Why? D:
haha, thanks guys. the knife i made was also used to cut my friend's birthday cake :D
tnx due, i also used it for slicing a cake during my brothers b-day, my mom ddnt knew about it :P
Did you try any heat treatment with the kives you make from rulers. I am wondering how they turn out.
dude thats frad! ps:where did you get that ruler?
What for? The Machete is now given away to my friend for hes birthday<sup></sup>. he used it to cut the cake xD<br/>
this is genius, why didn't I think of this?
mine can cut through an apple=)<br/>
you wouldn't have to use a metal ruler if you didn't want to hurt anybody with it.
I think it's very obvious that he does :P That or he did use that thing as a Machete.
thank you very much aramaru it's ppl like you that keep the world turning thanks
dose anyone know any website i can go to or can tell me how he tied the string on his handle
when you tie the wrap twist it
i used a filer to obtain an edge. Afterwards, i used a sharpening stone that was rough and a smooth one
thats sick is it quil with the file and does it need to be asharpening stone or just a rough stone
hehe, i had the measurements on the handle too. The machete now looks different, i will update it later. i removed the grip because i instead linseed oiled the wood. Im working to engrave my name on it so it shows i made it.
Simply awesome, but I would probably leave the measurements on down by the handle so people know I made it.
i made it for coconut cutting =.=&quot;<br/>
the blade is not very flimsy. Some cheap metal rulers are flimsy and some are quite stiff. Mine is actually not flimsy but not the very stiff. It works though.<br/>@smart Was going to but tourch had no batteries as well =P<br/>
Nice, I have that ruler :P I like the design of the handle, it looks like a samurai sword handle, Maybe next time shine a light on your project so it it brighter :P
And this also makes a lovely shank for those of you that are currently guests of the prison systems in this great land of ours. PS: A much better blade can be made by using a discarded file as bar stock.
Metal rules are flimsy so this would be too. Flimsy swords/knifes/ruler-swords arent good? Its a good instructable though, Machetes are fun
Im sorry, Metal RULERS***
Nice work, but u forgot to mention I did half of it
thanks guys. my camera's batteries are out and couldn't be bothered recharging them so i took the pictures with the webcam, hence, they are crap. I was initially going to take them with a phone but i couldn't find the cord to connect it to my pc
I don't think this is a machete. I do know for sure that you can buy a machete for the same price as some metal rulers.
Great job! I've been wanting to try knife making for a long time. Did you take the pictures with a phone?
Looks like a low-quality webcam. Most phones take portrait-oriented images, don't they? These are 320x240.
That is so cool! Great Instructable. I love it! I'm definetly trying this out today!

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