Lawn Mower Blade Knife and Wooden Handle and Sheath

About: I am a maker of objects with a background in art, theater and design. I work in many materials but my most common are, metal, wood, and ceramics. I hope to use the skills I have to enter the field of exhibit...

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A lawn mower blade that I made into a large knife. The handle is made of pine wrapped in cotton twine coated in a high grade waterproof wood glue.  The sheath was made of plywood cut and layered. The entire assembly was shaped with flap disks and aged with fire and a sandblaster. I finished by coating it in linseed oil.

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    hombileh

    3 years ago

    Awesome! Gonna be making something like this soon!! cool sheath too!

    Just a few layers of 1/4" plywood shaped on a belt sander. Once shaped I hit it with a torch to bring out the color and then a layer of linseed oil.

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    ZacFinis13

    4 years ago on Introduction

    What tool did you use to cut the blade into such a nice shape? I would really like to make myself one of these!!

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    The Rambler

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This looks really awesome. It's funny I have a lawnmower blade that I kept just because I thought I might be able to do something like this with it. Though I didn't picture something as cool as this.

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    akman84

    5 years ago

    I did the same thing ! Literally before I saw this the other week . I'm a novice sword smith and when I first started the only usable steel I had was old lawn mower blades
    So from a wheel barrow and lawn mower blade and some leather strips came a bad machete . I use it quite alot it's very solid . Good brush axe recommend this idea to anyone

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    EmcySquare

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Be careful: if you heated the blade while grinding the edge you probably took away the temper and you need to heat threat it again. Also I would not use it for heavy work like batoning etc: the hole and the slots are right where the knife need to be stronger...