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boredom = homemade weapons

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by jahwarrior, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    anyone else here do it?, nah, probably not...:rolleyes:

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


  2. EHCRain10

    EHCRain10 Well-Known Member

    good looking knot, i can never get mine to work well
  3. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. SimpleIsGood229

    SimpleIsGood229 Well-Known Member

    You cracked a cinderblock with a paracord monkeyfist? :scrutiny:
  5. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    a monkey's fist with a lead ball in it.
  6. SimpleIsGood229

    SimpleIsGood229 Well-Known Member

    Oh, heck...

    Where'd'ja buy that thing?! :D
  7. Smith

    Smith Well-Known Member

    Lol, that thing is awesome!
  8. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Wolfman_556

    Wolfman_556 Well-Known Member

    I make my own weapons too.


  10. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. jahwarrior

    jahwarrior Well-Known Member

    okay...that ball club, is , how yoo say.....SHWEEET!!!!
  12. Wolfman_556

    Wolfman_556 Well-Known Member

    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.


  13. shevrock

    shevrock Well-Known Member

    that's awesome. What do you use to carve. i've got an old knife. :D
  14. Wolfman_556

    Wolfman_556 Well-Known Member

    I used a wood rasp, a saw, and Russell Green River Dadley.
  15. kBob

    kBob Well-Known Member

    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
  16. Wolfman_556

    Wolfman_556 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. The Tourist

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  18. jparham

    jparham Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    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
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008

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