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Sword of Staples

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Pieter-Dirk Steyn, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Pieter-Dirk Steyn

    Pieter-Dirk Steyn

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    Apr 18, 2018
    This is a bit of a silly question. But was wondering, How good/bad would a sword be made from staples, used in staplers. I would call such a blade stapler.
     
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  2. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Only top-tier office ninjas are entrusted with such knowledge. Credentials, please.

     
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  3. Pieter-Dirk Steyn

    Pieter-Dirk Steyn

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    Apr 18, 2018
    I am not yet a top-tier office ninja, but I am ready to learn the secret and ancient art of staple sword smithing.
     
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  4. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Not very well, I would imagine.

    Staples are not really sword making material.

    Can still be dangerous though...

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  5. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
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  6. wazu013

    wazu013 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2011
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  7. Pieter-Dirk Steyn

    Pieter-Dirk Steyn

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    Apr 18, 2018
    I take it similarly how the youtube channel Green Beetle (https://www.youtube.com/user/greenbeetlegear/videos) does some of his random knives.
     
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  8. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    I think this guy might actually know,,




    1234,,,:D
     
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  9. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    So that’s how pakistani hand made damascus is made!
     
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  10. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Don't bug me , I'm busy dealing with a slippery monkey fist :p
     
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  11. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
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  12. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman

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    Jul 16, 2016
    You could stake stainless steel staples, strictly stating, but I doubt you can staple stainless steel stakes.
     
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  13. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

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    Feb 25, 2014
    But I doubt you can say that 10 times fast
     
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  14. Pieter-Dirk Steyn

    Pieter-Dirk Steyn

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    Apr 18, 2018
    First of all I am getting a lot of enjoyment out of this thread. second I was trying to find the material properties of staples and all I could find is that it usually is zinc coated steel. can't find what type of steel or the chemical composition of the steel.
    I think this might work for this experiment.
     
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  15. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

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    Feb 25, 2014
    You haven't even begun to tap the depth of the well yet....how about using construction staples? Technically the pneumatically-powered gun used to fire 2 inch staples through wood is a "stapler."
     
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  16. Pieter-Dirk Steyn

    Pieter-Dirk Steyn

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    Apr 18, 2018
    Well in that case we will have to conduct ourselves properly with regards to this experiment. We will have to make multiple swords from various tipes of staples, and possably a mixture of staples on some swords and then test those swords to see the difference in performance.
     
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  17. betover

    betover

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    Dec 1, 2015
    Because all staples have some zinc (which is a soft metal) my guess is that the sword would be about the same as a Bronze Age sword. It would possibly be functional, but not as good as a steel sword.
    Having said that, because it would require the forging together of thousands of staples, you might get something like a laminated steel which can take a great edge. So all we need is about $200 worth of staples, a forge, tools to handle molten metal & one of those things that pound the metal while it's hot and a blade grinder and a few things I'm forgetting & we can make our staple sword. I think we can bring that baby in for $2000 not including labor. I'm going to guess that most of the people reading this have as much experience with forging as I do, so we should probably buy some insurance to cover the medical bills.
    If we wait till summer, we could organize a group of twenty people-each kick in $100 and spend a weekend making the sword. Now the only question is do we sell it on eBAY or Sotheby's?
     
  18. betover

    betover

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    Dec 1, 2015
    OMG We should put this on Kickstarter. Raise $100,000 in a week or so & I know someone in Hong Kong who could probable get us 1000 staple swords for [email protected], give each of the investors one sword for every thousand they put in and pocket the balance. Is this a great country or what?
     
  19. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Can it be a Princess Mononoke staple sword?
     
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  20. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

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    Feb 25, 2014
    We would need premium VG10 staples for such a unique blade.
     
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