Special request: short titanium alloy machete

Discussion in 'Mad Science Forge' started by Mecha, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Here is a short titanium alloy machete that was requested by someone to whom I couldn't say no. The machete had to fit inside of a small backpack.

    The blade is about 13" with a 4.75" hilt. Blade and handle bolster things are made of Russian BT23 titanium alloy.

    Weight is just under 9 ounces, and the blade is 2" wide. I tried to give it as much meat n' potatoes as I could, since it's so short and light. With titanium, longer blades have the best cutting power, but this one should work fine.

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  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Pretty Fricking awesome!
     
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  3. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 9, 2015
    Ohhhh man.
    I can not tell you how excited I am to get this bad boy.

    She turned out amazing.
    I'm sure this wont be the last TI blade I order lol.
     
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  4. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    I can never be fully happy with one with one until the blade abus- uh, erm, blade user is satisfied, or even better, thrilled. o_O:D
     
  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Very cool! I bet you could swing that a LONG time before fatiguing.

    Looks like a lot of fun!
     
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  6. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Wrist-snaps all day! :)
     
  7. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    That is SWEET. Wow.
     
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  8. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    dang ya did it again. that little chopper is awesome. well done, great design. love the guard and handle setup on it too. what sheath for it?
     
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  9. Mecha

    Mecha Titanium Bladesmith Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Just a plain, thin leather one.
     

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