How to Make a Small But Awesome Throwing Axe

Introduction: How to Make a Small But Awesome Throwing Axe

this is an easy to make and easy to use throwing axe that can be made at home for practically free if you know where to look for the materials. it is more of a shuriken with one long arm, but i like to just call it a throwing axe.  just promise me not to hurt anybody, or yourself. and if you do i am not responsible for your actions.

Step 1: Materials

ok, let's get started. find a piece of steel suitable for use. you can use cheap steel, it is not going to be a problem. you can use barrel hoop metal, it works just fine.

drill bit
belt sander
a hammer
a vice
a cup of cool water
a suitable piece of metal
super glue
a piece of steel the size of your drill bit

safety glasses are optional, if cr@p starts flying then turn your head to the side and squint.

Step 2: Cut the Metal

cut the metal to a suitable size. mine is 3" by 6" and it works well. make sure it is not too small or too big.

Step 3: Make It Nice and Pointy

sharpen the pieces to a point on both sides with a file or belt sander. dip it in cool water so it does not get too hot.

Step 4: Sharpen It.

now sharpen the points to an edge that is sharp. it can be more or less sharp depending on your preferences.

Step 5: Drill the Pieces of Metal

now you need to drill a hole through the two pieces at the part here they will be joined. i suggest spraying your drill bit with WD40 to cool and lubricate it.

Step 6: Put It Together.

attach the to pieces that you just drilled. cut the steel rod to the diameter (or close) of your hole. make sure it is a snug fit but not too snug. slather the joint in super glue, and put the two pieces on top of eachother. place your piece of wire in the to holes through the whole thing. now take your hammer and pound the heck out of that thing until the two pieces are joined by a pin and super glue. it should hold up just fine.

Step 7: Done!

your done! just test that sucker out on your fence! you should throw it like a shurikin, put a good spin on it and it should stick! have fun! be safe!

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    3 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    WOW so simple and cool. May I suggest you use a better strength adhesive jb-weld, or PC7 would work nice. I'm going to have to try this some time over the weekend, I might even try a few throwing stars built the same way.

    i cut myself on the hacksaw as dumb as it sounds. it hurt like hell. also i added a second pin to the joint where the two pieces connect so it will not go anywhere, i suggest you do the same.

    Phil Truman
    Phil Truman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Is the bandage on your thumb from this project? lol I am going to start making this right now.