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Siberian Slashers: Russian titanium alloy blades

Discussion in 'Mad Science Forge' started by Mecha, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Here we have a few more Siberian Slashers, beginning with a "robust" prototype for the machetes. This one retains the tough slippery "alpha case" colors from heat treatment. It's quite muted on this alloy:

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    Next is one of my personal favorites yet, a dha-like object, thinner and more delicate than the proto above, very light. The spine and nose of the blade are beveled. This was a fun blade to make!

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    Last is a two blade set with a spindly copper stand. Like the ones above, the big blade is 24" oal, while the small one is about 15.5". These are VERY thin, razor-like blades with little copper handguards. The spines are beveled, although it can't be seen in the photos.

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  2. onthebeach

    onthebeach

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    Aug 6, 2009
    They look AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    Can't wait to get them in hand.......
     
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  3. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    The finalized version of the Mecha-style machetes of this alloy. Here are numbers 0-6, of a planned 11 blades, making them numbered 0-10. Four more to go. They are ground in between the very thin razor-like ones, and the robust one. The heat treatment made for a very stiff blade that returns true even after a strong, hard flex. Each blade is forged close to its final curvature, and is distally tapered in thickness. They weigh around 9 oz each!


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  4. protourist

    protourist Obdurate Member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    These are beyond cool. I think I need to take a road trip and see them in person.
     
  5. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Not too far away for you! :D
     
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  6. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Slasher #4 with handle wrap:

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  7. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Goofy vid showing #2 cutting some things!

     
  8. greatscoot

    greatscoot DON'T DELAY! ACT NOW!! SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING OUT!! Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    WOW!!
     
  9. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    those machetes are genius. lightweight, thin...man that is something i could use here. great design and job on those Sir.
     
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  10. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Thank you, JB Monkey! :]
     
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  11. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    OT - reading this thread I see that there are two "bullet proof" phones ! One iphone type block real bullets ,the other is a normal phone which is Bullet Proof against interference .It will work despite various types of electronic interference .
    The latest fad is to fight against Plastic Drinking Straws because they are found so often in the piles of floating debris clogging the oceans . Big food companies companies are no longer using plastic straws . The problem is that while stainless steel is still available I can't find any Ti straws . My Ti chopsticks are lonely ! China is buying all the scrap
    Ti they can find. :(
     
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  12. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    A little shorty slasher by special request. I had my doubts about the mid-level size, but in the end I liked it a LOT. 10.5 ounces, 18" oal, with two paracord lanyard holes by request. It was made to spec.

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  13. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    ^nice, very nice Sir. I could see that being very useful.
     
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  14. stonproject

    stonproject Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    These things are amazing man.
     
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  15. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Slashers marked:

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  16. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    S. Slasher no. 10, with elkskin handle and copper ornaments:

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  17. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    No. 9, a "hefty" one at 11.5 ounces:

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  18. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    :thumbsup:
    Less is more.
     
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  19. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    Very nice work and interesting concepts. Just curious if your work is usually commissioned or if you build and then post them for sale somewhere? I’ve never seen them for sale here and didn’t see an “available” section on your site.
     
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  20. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Mecha does have sales posts, youve just missed them (or didnt use the search function :D)
    Here Titanium Body Armor Skewers
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/russian-ballistic-titanium-body-armor-skewers.1569018/

    Edit: NB only through sheer willpower have I hitherto withstood the lure of a Siberian Slasher and/or a Mecha-style Ti knife.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
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