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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 "Ratis necque navale enavigat" 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 It's called a "Clip" Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    WOW!!
     
  9. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey with special platinum powers 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 with special platinum powers 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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