boredom = homemade weapons


July 6, 2008, 07:02 PM
anyone else here do it?, nah, probably not...:rolleyes:

anyway, kubaton + monkey's fist = pocket flail:

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July 6, 2008, 07:43 PM
good looking knot, i can never get mine to work well

July 6, 2008, 08:03 PM
nah, i didn't tie it myself! i bought it for $6. i'm not that talented; i keep trying to tie them, and they look like crap. my pocket flail packs one helluva wallop; i smashed in a stainless steel trashcan lid, and cracked a cinderblock.

July 11, 2008, 02:50 PM
You cracked a cinderblock with a paracord monkeyfist? :scrutiny:

July 11, 2008, 03:09 PM
a monkey's fist with a lead ball in it.

July 12, 2008, 01:15 PM
Oh, heck...

Where'd'ja buy that thing?! :D

July 12, 2008, 01:49 PM
Lol, that thing is awesome!

July 12, 2008, 03:55 PM
i was at the flea market earlier today, when we walked by the "knife" stand. they have all the cheapo knives, swords, and blowgun stuff, plus some blackjacks, throwing hawks, and other goodies. on the wall, they had a $40 dollar spiked ball flail. my son says to the lady who runs the place, "my dad has one that fits in his pocket!"

she looked at him with that look (:confused:) so i showed her. she thought it was pretty cool, too. she said she was gonna order some monkey fists soon, and put them next to the kubotons.

July 12, 2008, 04:35 PM
I make my own weapons too.

July 12, 2008, 05:13 PM
I'm a bit of a carving freak. i've carved 2 wooden knives,for sparring [sure], and am in the process of finishing a third. I am also carving two swords [mine was a cane but the wood cracked, so I'm making a sword]. I also have a staff [that was for my nine year old cousin, but she forgot to take it to her house. She got sick and we took her home today. :D I'll try to get pics up soon.

July 12, 2008, 09:23 PM
okay...that ball club, is , how yoo say.....SHWEEET!!!!

July 12, 2008, 10:04 PM
Thanks. I made it in october 2004.

It's one solid, single piece of cherry heartwood. The ball is stained darker than the handle. The spike is sharpened white-tailed deer antler set in about 1.5" inches. The handle wrap is deerskin.

It took me about three weeks of hand-carving to finish it.

July 12, 2008, 10:42 PM
that's awesome. What do you use to carve. i've got an old knife. :D

July 12, 2008, 10:56 PM
I used a wood rasp, a saw, and Russell Green River Dadley.

July 12, 2008, 11:59 PM
Wolfman 556,

Did you use natural dies for that? If so, what?

My first attempt to rebuilld a yard sale Muzzle loading rifle I tride using tobacco that had sat in a closed bottle of ammonia for several weeks and what ever wood I had ignored it.

Resanded and tried the sealed bottle of ammonia and pecan hulls I had set up at the same time. Looked nice and seem to be darkening over the past five years. Rubbed in bee's wax is the only finish currently though I am considering bees wax cut with turpintine this winter.

Pretty wood work.

I have been considering a butt stock wooden tomahawk with a short dagger blade from a cheapfantasy knife blade (browned) for the "flint" as a companion for the rifle.

Thanks for shareing.

-Bob Hollingsworth

July 13, 2008, 02:40 AM
I used minwax stain; cherry for the handle area and walnut for the ball area.

Applied it, let it dry, rubbed it smooth with a rag and repeated the process a total of 4 times over a week. I let it dry more for another week and applied some satin polyurethane to seal it.

The Tourist
July 13, 2008, 04:11 AM
This might help:

July 13, 2008, 10:58 AM
I used to make wooden swords all the time, using a scroll saw to cut out the area in the middle of the cross guard for the blade to go through.

I also once made a sap, out of duct tape and split-shot sinkers. I also have a sjambok of sort, several layers of duct tape of a core of paper and staples. Hurts like heck to be hit with, and is a killer flyswatter.

July 13, 2008, 04:55 PM
tried for two hours to make monkey fist with a braided shoelace and a ball bearing, either the ballbearing was too big or the diameter of the shoelace too small -will get some better rope/twine tomorrow
feel like an idiot but I got a lot of sun sitingg by the pool

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