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Swords into Plow Shears

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by rcmodel, Nov 19, 2010.

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  1. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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)
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    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.
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    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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  2. armoredman

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    Nice knife, and with heart, too!
     
  3. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty cool!
     
  4. messerist

    messerist Member

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    Now that is nice! I love a little something special in knives. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. zignal_zero

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    very cool :)
     
  6. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Fantastic work RC.
     
  7. Gordon

    Gordon Member

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    Boy that Sub Hilt is nice! The VN handle almost make me cry..
     
  8. Deltaboy

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    Very nice knifes!
     
  9. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Love the fighter, especially. Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. rozziboy18

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    rc you my friend are the man!

    i would love to have a hunting knife like that!
     
  11. wheelgunslinger

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    wow. that's a really neat story.

    Very cool.
     
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