Swords into Plow Shears


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rcmodel
November 19, 2010, 04:54 PM
As they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure!
I was kicking around a scrap iron pile at a farm auction a few years ago and found two old & rusty broken saber blade pieces.
$2.00 later they were mine!

One had been blacksmithed into a 17" blade, 23" OAL long weed whacker.
The farmer or whoever had forged the rear of the blade out to attach the hickory handle & strap iron guard, and obliterated the makers mark on the tang. It had been done fairly recently and was not period for the age of the blade for sure.
I silver-soldered part of a serrated mower sickle blade to it to make a brush hook on the end.

(My field expedient LC-14-B replacement now)
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/MySword3.jpg


The other piece of blade, I made into a 7 1/2" Sub-Hilt fighter.
The handle is from a hand-hewn Laotian Rosewood plank a friend brought home from the Vietnam war.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/MySwordBlade1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/MySwordBlade2.jpg

BTW: The farm auction was about 2 miles from the location of the Civil War Marais des Cygnes Massacre.
So I got to wonder where the old farmer, or his great great grandpa, got that broken saber blade from???
Ah, If only it could talk!

rc

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armoredman
November 19, 2010, 05:38 PM
Nice knife, and with heart, too!

hso
November 19, 2010, 05:39 PM
Pretty cool!

messerist
November 19, 2010, 07:43 PM
Now that is nice! I love a little something special in knives. Thanks for sharing.

zignal_zero
November 20, 2010, 02:47 PM
very cool :)

bikerdoc
November 20, 2010, 05:51 PM
Fantastic work RC.

Gordon
November 20, 2010, 09:24 PM
Boy that Sub Hilt is nice! The VN handle almost make me cry..

Deltaboy
November 28, 2010, 05:41 PM
Very nice knifes!

JShirley
November 28, 2010, 06:44 PM
Love the fighter, especially. Thanks for sharing!

rozziboy18
November 29, 2010, 01:41 AM
rc you my friend are the man!

i would love to have a hunting knife like that!

wheelgunslinger
November 30, 2010, 05:41 PM
wow. that's a really neat story.

Very cool.

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