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short shortsword

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by Ultra, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    The punishment for this transgression is death by smatcheting squad at dawn. Any final words Mr. Chutethemall?
     
  2. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    this, because i find the need to use it a lot.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Can you use a smatchet to kill a zombie thread?
     
  4. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Not even a smatchet can kill a smatchet. There are many like this but this thread is smachet.
     
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  5. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    I'm debating a repro smatchet vs a repro 1944 Enfield bolo/machete bayonet to go with my No1 MkIII*. The bayonet looks smatchety enough and a smatchet that fits on a long battle rifle is like putting Chuck Norris on the end of a Tomahawk missile.

    [​IMG]

    Zieg
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
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  6. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    It's not a smatchet unless it's a smatchet.
     
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  7. betover

    betover Gold Member Gold Member

    159
    Dec 1, 2015
    Just realized this Smatchet thread has been going on for about 542 days! Gave Ultra (OP) a like because by this time he must have perfected his Smatchet skills to perfection and I want to be on his good side.
     
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  8. BitingSarcasm

    BitingSarcasm

    Feb 25, 2014
    Who fires the blank Smatchet at him?
     
  9. GWashington1732

    GWashington1732 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Smatchet
     
  10. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000


    What a ripoff. Or maybe the uploader just has a really deep voice.

    I think we might reconsider pronunciation if one is going to sashay with a smachet.
     
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  11. Cyo

    Cyo Gold Member Gold Member

    217
    Apr 13, 2009
    First rule of smatchet thread...
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2019
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  12. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall

    152
    Jun 23, 2000
    ""It's better to have a smatchet and not need one that it is to need a smatchet and not have one."- - Mark Twain
     
  13. Allan DeGroot

    Allan DeGroot

    147
    Jun 15, 2019
    Perhaps the loonies at Zombie Tools can help you out?
    as all their blades are in essence made to order...

    https://www.zombietools.net/

    Dammit this thread made buy not only a Smatchet, but also a Cold Steel Gladius another $75... you guys are EVIL!
    this concludes my thread Necromancy for today!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  14. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Well, despite Allan’s incorrect characterization of the ZT folks as “loonies”, his suggestion is a good one as far as quality. I certainly can heartily vouch for their blades.

    I wish they would make a smatchet.....
     
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  15. James Usher

    James Usher

    52
    May 3, 2019
    How short are the short swords?
     
  16. BlackKnight86

    BlackKnight86 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2003
    Zombie tools?

    About 17-19 inch blades for their legionnaire and sharkalope. Their parabellum has a 12 inch blade, and they have some shorter knives.
     
  17. shoegazer

    shoegazer Gold Member Gold Member

    154
    May 5, 2015
    Giedymin goodness, 16-17" blades. Around 40oz each.
    IMG_20190622_192240469.jpg
     
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  18. Romeo Sellspear

    Romeo Sellspear

    9
    Jul 1, 2019
    You might try seeing if you can find a scaled down Greek xiphos. They have a leaf shaped blade like your looking for but they are commonly around 24 inches.
     
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  19. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    Apparently this thread needs more smatcheting...
     
  20. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I'll have to admit to not having a smatchet but I am thinking about one of the WWI Welsh artillery knife/sword reproductions. For $100, maybe a better pizza slicer.
    https://collections.royalarmouries.org/first-world-war/type/rac-narrative-134.html
    In the meantime I have been accumulating shorter stuff the past few years. This one just came in from France. Nothing special but late 18th century with what looks like a dendritic crucible steel blade. Very lively!
    Ebony and steel with a flat grind and sharp clipped point.

    hb.jpg
     
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