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Offline bendobebaby

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A scandi machete
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:46:18 PM »
When I saw this machete in the movie (Book of Eli) I just loved it. I never wanted to make bigger "things" than 10" - 12" max., but I had to change my mind.
I made some little changes for my liking, but the basic shape....I had to use. It has a shorter blade. From the beginning of the grind to the tip it is about 17.5".
The first 5-6 inches of the grind is more "flatter" than the original and the drop of the tip is almost half an inch instead of the 1/4". Overall length is 25" with
a 6" handle to accommodate my "giant" hands. Will be comfortable to use it with heavy gloves on. The front of the big pointy "thing" will be more hollow for the pointing finger to put in...like a trigger,
so kind of like choking down a little if needed. I tried that hold...feels good. Also...that point will be great to break things..just a thought.
The blade will be hand rubbed...going to take it as high as I can (grits).
Now  ... what kind of sheath/scabbard you guys would recommend for this "baby" ?
Also .... any comment .. bad or good will be appreciated !




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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 01:53:53 PM »
That is awesome. What's the handle gonna be made with?
... what kind of sheath/scabbard you guys would recommend for this "baby" ?
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 02:04:43 PM »
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 02:12:07 PM »
Yes, I forgot to mention the handle.
Thinking about a nice Ironwood or Ironwood burl

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 02:21:07 PM »
That machete looks sweet.  I totally can tell you modeled it from the one in the Book of Eli.  Great job!
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 02:29:18 PM »
Thinking about a nice Ironwood or Ironwood burl

Can't wait to see that!
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A scandi machete
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 05:16:51 PM »
Now that's a knoife! (He says in his best Dundee accent...)

Cool looking knife!
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 05:21:09 PM »
Ironwood is one of my favorites. It will look great on that blade. You are shooting for a spring temper I assume? Anyhow, looks awesome so far, looking forward to seeing the finished machete.

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 07:43:55 PM »
Very cool.  I really liked that movie  lol.  Is that sharp looking point right before your plunge line will you round that a bit more or leave it that pointed/sharp looking?

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 08:49:15 PM »
Very cool Andras! Can't wait to see it done :D
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 09:39:47 PM »
Bryan,
I think I will leave it sharp looking/pointy and hollow out the front of it a little more, so you can kind of choke it down..placing your pointing finger there. I tried it..it feels good holding it that way.
Also with the point I will be able to break things if necessary LOL

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A scandi machete
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 10:11:10 PM »
That's pretty darn cool :thumbsup:
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 02:41:50 AM »
That's going to be a heck of a slicing and dicing machine. I also think Ironwood would look awesome on that handle.
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 05:43:03 AM »
Very, very nice so far!!  I think I'd go with standard Ironwood and a dangler sheath-maybe add 4 square rings so you could lash it to a pack if needed...  Do you plan on using it much or is it more of a wall hanger?  You could add a small stone pouch on the sheath for field maintenance too....

Would Micarta or G10 be a better choice from a flex standpoint?  Just curious.

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 08:04:57 AM »
Thanks, bendobebaby.   I am looking forward to seeing your long knife all done :)

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 01:06:44 PM »
Thank you for all the comments ! I think I will go with some nice Ironwood handles
and a dangler style sheath with some extra anchor points if needed to carry it in a different way.
Maybe a stone pouch on it.
Dano  ...   thank you for the idea.
madmax  ...  do you have a contact for Nick ?

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 02:22:03 PM »
Thank you for all the comments ! I think I will go with some nice Ironwood handles
and a dangler style sheath with some extra anchor points if needed to carry it in a different way.
Maybe a stone pouch on it.
Dano  ...   thank you for the idea.
madmax  ...  do you have a contact for Nick ?

Nick is Saintnick001, he posted in this thread and his vendor forum is

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And he is a very talented leather craftsman, he has made several projects for me and they have all been top notch.
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2013, 02:29:12 PM »
That thing looks awesome, bendobebaby! I don't know that I've seen a scandi grind on a machete before. What is the usual machete grind?

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 03:59:26 PM »
I made one of these! Mine was WAY too thick though, and as a consequence, the grind wasn't high/thin enough to cut well.

Thankfully the person who bought it from me was a chick who wanted it as a prop for her costume for ComicCon or something like that, lol.

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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2013, 03:59:59 PM »
Maybe I'll have to try 1/8" rather than 3/8" :lol:
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Re: A scandi machete
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »
Ironwood is going to look great on that! Can't wait to see it finished.
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