Old machete

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JACK OF ALL TIRADES
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Old machete

Post by JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:48 pm

This was my fathers and mom said she thinks it was her fathers so possibly from Portugal. It's got to be 100 yrs old. I remember a loose set off handles and duck tape. I made new stocks from some wild hickory. I fought to just drill out the two old pins and enlarge the holes a bit for new fasteners. This metal is very hard and the blade is crazy sturdy with just a little flex. It got covered in new duck tape but I recovered with some leftover camo. I found a nice kydex sheath too.
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Re: Old machete

Post by SteelMyHeart85420 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:20 pm

C'mon, man....give it more respect than new camo duct tape, put some real scales on her...who knows, your descendants might be telling a story about great-great-gramp's cutlass in another 100 years

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Re: Old machete

Post by JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:45 am

I think I may do something because the grip is to thick. The stocks will definitely stay but Ima belt sand this thing down at least past the "gripping slices" I put on her under that tape.

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Re: Old machete

Post by deltaboy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:22 pm

I love them old ones and I got about 5 of them.
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Re: Old machete

Post by JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 am

Well I stripped off the tape and sanded the stocks down and googled ' making micarta knife grips'. I am trying it with some, leopard-like,wrapping paper. IDK what I am doing but its better

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Re: Old machete

Post by JACK OF ALL TIRADES » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:51 am

I don't have many knives to put up the great pics, seen here,on AAPK, so I hope to at least stop someones hicccups or give a good chuckle. Hopefully this ends up sorta ok. The bench will clean up for sure.
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Re: Old machete

Post by mrwatch » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 pm

To drill out the pins and the hard steel, use a drill press on the slowest speed with lots of oil. The newer Titanium drill bits may work better. Prices have come way down.

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