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Big bad Mecha'chete

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Mecha, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hello everyone,

    Here is a pretty hefty machete, made of 4al 2.5v 1.5fe titanium armor plate alloy (grade 38). It was forged pretty closely to this final shape and is a bit cosmetically rough. The colors from heat treatment were preserved, leaving a hard, slippery surface coating on the blade.

    It's about 13 ounces, and 24" in total length. Toward the tip end of the blade, the grind is convex and slightly elliptical.

    This is a mean machete, with a steep distal thickness taper. This thing should be a real pleasure to use in the woods or back 40.

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    That’s freaking awesome, Sammy.
     
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  3. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Sammy!!!!! Another stupendous job my friend!
     
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  5. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    That is very cool.
     
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  6. gga357

    gga357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    That looks like fun.
     
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  7. ice-pic

    ice-pic Gold Member Gold Member

    694
    Mar 10, 2007
    I love it.
     
  8. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    That is Badass!!:thumbsup:
     
  9. abcdef

    abcdef

    Oct 28, 2005
    Nice. Sheath?
     
  10. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    You should come to the Beckerhead gathering next weekend in Noti and bring all your cool toys so we can take a look :D
     
  11. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thanks much everyone

    It is fun. A lot of fun! Encroaching branches on the trail become enemy ninjas. Toppled, tangled birch trees are phalanxes of opposing samurai, which must be confronted and cleared with your trusty titanium sword. :D

    I love machete work.

    One of the problems with getting injured or generally beat up through the hard work of life, is that it can take a lot of the fun out of something like using a machete. The lighter weight and easy "feel" of the long ti blades (especially one with a thickness taper), can make something painful into a real pleasure again.
     
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  12. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    What's Noti?
     
  13. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    No sheath on this one. I think it's gonna get used continuously and leaned by the porch door like an axe.
     
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  14. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
  15. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
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  16. dirc

    dirc

    174
    Jan 31, 2018
    Super work, please post vids of pathclearing, seriously should be fun
     
  17. leebrewer

    leebrewer Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 21, 2008
    The Mecha'chete looks incredible. The vines in my back 40 will soon feel it's bite. And the woods will be filled with my laughter
     
  18. PaulDiStefano

    PaulDiStefano KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    289
    Nov 14, 2016
    Oh man do I wanna swing that thing around all day. I love the way you shape the tip of your blades
     
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  19. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Good one Sam
     
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  20. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Like that a lot.

    Want
     
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