My son and I decided to convert some metal junk into something more useful like a battle axe - in case of zombies and such. Enjoy and be safe.
- the blade is made of an old sprocket from a dirt bike
- the shaft is composed on the two rail road spikes
- the handle is a chain
- the grip is also two rail road spikes wrapped into leather belt.
- spay paint
- personal protective equipment: gloves, eye protection,
SAFETY: use common sense with the grinder. The fingers are not like hair - they don't grow back.
Step 1: The Blade
The blade is an old sprocket from a dirt bike.
We cut it in two, smoothed the edges, and removed any burrs.
Next we welded strips of steel for blade to shaft connection.
Step 2: The Shaft and Handle
The shaft was made of two rail road spikes. They were cut and the long pieces were welded to create one long spike.
The handle was a chain. More welding / grinding ...
Step 3: The Grip
The grip - two rail road spikes welded back to back.
We wrapped it up in a leather belt after we spray painted the entire axe.
Step 4: Final Assembly
... more welding, grinding and polishing.
Silver spray paint for the body and a bit of brown spray paint on the head to create deeper dimensions ...
Thanks for viewing !!