'Zombie' Slayer Daggers

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Project by drbyte posted 04-26-2013 05:38 PM 1527 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last ditch weapon if the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ ever happens! Mostly just art pieces just because! The handles are left to right in first shot: Oak, Mahogany, Beech, and Mahogany. I must confess, I did not twist the steel, I came by it already twisted and the first thought was ‘dagger’. Guess my mind is a little too ‘twisted’ at times. Steel is old, forged not cast. Files nicely but pretty stout. Blades are 3/4” diameter by 6” or 8” long. They are tapered on my metal lathe and a 1/2” x 3” long tang is buried inside the handle and epoxied in. It takes lots of grinding and sanding and file work to make these blades then the handles are turned from 1.5” blocks about 8” long. Handles are finished with multiple coats of Danish oil for a matte finish.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 06:45 PM

Neat !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 07:04 PM

Cool. The zombies wont stand a chance.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 10:25 PM

Some one been watching The Walking Dead. LOL

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 11:27 PM

Need wood for vampires????
Know how to save your kid from being a vampire?
Take their phone away after 9 pm..ha ha

-- Quicksilver

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 01:58 AM

My first thought Scratch Awls but nooooooo.
Always another weapon .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 04-27-2013 02:43 PM

Nice slayers!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-28-2013 07:13 AM

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