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Torn on if I should

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Adian, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    i am having some very serious thoughts about taking my Nuked V8 and having someone use it to make me a spear!

    Was thinking carbon fiber for the shaft and an end capon the other end. I think the blade shape and length of the V8 would make a really great spear blade while I’d leave the flares where the handle is to give me a place to grip close up.

    Think it will mostly depend on if I can find someone to do it and what it would cost
     
  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Wouldn't be a hard project, except for your carbon fiber idea. I've never seen solidscarbon fiber rod bigger than 3/8", tubing is available but 1.5" diameter tubing would be very expensive and probably wouldn't hold up.

    G-10 or fiberglass would be a much better material, you could even use a fiberglass shovel handle and have a nice taper built in.

    ~Chip
     
  3. Angusbort

    Angusbort

    580
    Sep 25, 2016
    Don’t do it. You’ll thank me later when it’s worth twice what you paid.
     
  4. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    RSK and MBB built a couple with Carbon Fiber shafts. Light weight and tough. Fiberglass, I would def avoid because of splintering. G10 was a though, but I wasn’t sure how it would be weight wise.

    Wonder what micarta would weigh? Grip would be really nice.
     
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    If you have ever actually tested carbon fiber to destruction you would know it is even worse than fiberglass as far as splintering. It's not tough, just very stiff for it's weight.
     
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  6. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Yea but I’m not big on flipping my stuff if/when I do sell it. I feel guilty about it.

    Hell I have people contacting me frequently about the MOASS but I just can’t sell it even though I know I could make some cash off of it

    Thought about grabbing a comp finish one to do it, but they are going for more than I’m willing to pay for a project like this
     
  7. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Nope never have. Was just PONDERING the whole thing in my head. Maybe some type of wrap for it?
     
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Or use a material suited for the application...like a fiberglass shovel handle. Ever seen one broken?
     
  9. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Yup I have broken them on splitting maul/axe handles as a kid chopping up firewood
     
  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    I specifically said shovel. I have seen many axe/maul handles damaged by overstrikes fail as well, but that's not what I asked.

    I'm sure the RSK/MBB carbon handles look great on a wall, but I seriously doubt they would hold up to any real use. But hey, if you just want pretty feel free to ignore my advice.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Angusbort

    Angusbort

    580
    Sep 25, 2016
    OK now that I’ve thought about it you should do it. And while you’re at it go out and buy a Ferrari disassemble that and turn it into a lawn mower. That would be cool.o_O
     
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  12. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Never used a fiber glass handled shovel, used wood ones on our land growing up, but don’t know why it would be much different than the others. Mostly with throwing and such, I figure the impacts would be similar as missed axe strikes.

    But what’s the point of a pretty blade that’s just locked away and stared at? I don’t have any tools that I don’t or wouldn’t use. A spear would be fun.
     
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  13. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Use your knife however you want; after all it's YOUR'S!!!;)
     
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  14. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
    do it to a combat grade or CF one first.
    solid goralite (G-10's other name) rod and tube is available at McMaster Carr, carbon fiber may be too brittle.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/garolite
     
  15. David Brown

    David Brown Kydex Sheath and Holster Artist :) Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2001
  16. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Dave's idea of a sacrificial CG is a great one because the draw to the Nuked V8's & 14's are the handles...and you'd be ruining or compromising them if I'm correctly picturing what your dream is .

    But if you would remove the handles you'd have a great spearhead with your choice of attachment points already there >>> 3 tube holes plus the talon holes, plus the pommel hole.

    What I think would be outstanding is if you could easily remove the V8 from the shaft to use as a dagger. However that might make your spear more clunky rather than svelte and streamlined. And that's just my take on your vision.... this is your thread, and your dream. Go for it!
     
  17. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    I was thinking of a CF one but all the pricing on them are just nuts and don’t want to do it so bad that I would pay inflated prices. Just wish I had thought about it when they first released
     
  18. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    Yea the existing attachment points is what really had me thinking about it. It’s really almost perfect without scales
     
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Ok, so this is how I would do it.;
    Drill out the hollow tubes without damaging scales. Remove scales.
    Get some sort of tough wood pole, like fir. 1.5" diameter. Sand it down in the center to fit your hands.
    cut a slot into the pole the size of your tang.
    stick the knife tang into the slot and drill holes into wood to match the holes in the tang of the knife.
    3 bolts will secure the tang to the pole.
    Then get paracord and rap the whole thing using the talon holes as securing points.
    Get a heavy metal water pipe cap, drill it and secure it to the opposite end to balance the pole.
    You can then buy corby bolts and re install your old handles whenever you want to carry the knife.
     
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  20. Adian

    Adian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 28, 2013
    I like how you think
     
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