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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    Very cool. It looks like a lot of work went into that. Say, remember my idea of a flaming blade? You could have a butane tank connected to the handle, and the discharge tube at the base of the exposed blade. Then you could turn on the butane flow and light the blade. :D

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    Thanks! Yep, a crapload of work did went into this thing :-P Hmm, that might work somehow, but I haven't tried it yet.

    One way to build that would be to get some steel sheeting, and bend it over a small-diameter rod and forge weld it to itself, and seal off one end, to leave a narrow tube up the spine of the blade. Then you drill small holes into the spine up along the length of the blade, which flame jets will come out of after you connect up the mixer and supply to the bottom of the handle, open the valve, and light the blade.

    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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    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

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