Carbon Steel Shirasaya Straight Tanto-ish Machete With Hardwood Handle

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Introduction: Carbon Steel Shirasaya Straight Tanto-ish Machete With Hardwood Handle

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Heya guys! This is my Shirasaya Straight Bladed Tanto-ish machete. I'm really proud of this one, I can honestly say that this is one of my better works so far.

I made the blade using a carbon steel plate I bought at a steel shop. I cut it to shape, smooth out any rough, uneven parts using an angle grinder, put an edge on the steel, and heat treat the steel in my charcoal forge. Its very tough, durable, and hard to break. The tip, in particular, is very tough and durable because I spent a lot of time in heat treating it. The handle was made out of teak hardwood, bolted together.

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    Muscelz
    Muscelz

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Here is my Sword, made out of a old harvester chopper blade, not to sure what sorta steel it is but its damn hard to work with, dulls files pretty easily :/ it took 1day of my time equipment used: 100amp Plasma Cutter Milling Machine 320amp Mig 10" Bench Grinder Linishing Belt / Grinder a bucket of stump oil to cool it down in lol I've got a handle to fix up yet and heat treating to do, but its been sitting in my room like that 3/4 done for about 6months now. after i get the tang fixed up im going to get it sent away to get it case hardened :)

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    The Metal One
    The Metal One

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    that would be high-carbon cutting steel, the same stuff your files are made of. that would explain the non-workability. try annealing this kinda steel before you work with it again, then reharden it.

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice sword you got there! Nice work!

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    Muscelz
    Muscelz

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    and thats my Silicon Carbide bench 108 stone which i used to get a good edge on it to see if it could hold a edge for long, which i did. still razor sharp

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    Portalman
    Portalman

    11 years ago on Introduction

    ok, kamas and sickles are two diffirent things. sickles are curved. kamas are not.

    i make knives like this. i suggest using a fairly sharp saw-zaw blade and sharpening the back for a nice sawknife.

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    An Villain
    An Villain

    11 years ago on Introduction

    wasn't this made by Ismelda Marcos or whatever his name was, or are you the same person?

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    An Villain
    An Villain

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    were you banned or did your account break down or something.

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    An Villain
    An Villain

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I liked your old name better, and quasimado is spelled with a qu not a c.

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Before telling me that my spelling is wrong, you should research about my name first. "Camisado" is a military term that's used to refer to surprise attacks that occurs at night or daybreak. In short, my username, "Camisado", has nothing to do with this "quasimado" thing you speak of.

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    An Villain
    An Villain

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I just did not think you would think that deeply.

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Well, you thought wrong, and failed at the same time.

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    crack_shot_556

     dude, u got serious skills. that thing looks like something out of a movie.

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    Camisado
    Camisado

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! But this doesn't look anything like a samurai tanto. I kinda based it off of that, but no, a genuine tanto made by an experienced blacksmith is much better than this. Thanks for the compliment though, glad you liked my work.