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Discussion in 'Knives, Axes, Hatchets and Machetes' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ...we are the Knights who say, "Ni"! :lol:

    I love it, nice work! I just became a big fan of yours...
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Awesome costume !! Really...!!

    And what did you son goes as...your squire !? ;)

    Toledo, Spain is world famous for their steel and sword making...arming Europe for centuries !!

    That sword has got to weight at least 7-8 pounds and probably cost almost $500. I would also like to see a review of the dirk and helmet...with more pics of each. ( please & thanks...rep sent )

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    OK...History time:

    Jacob I (1394-1437) ..."The Lion of Scotland"... crowned King in 1424 in Scone.

    Jacob I brought a system of weights and measures to Scotland and fought to limit the powers of the feudal lords that served him. Due to a conspiracy, he was assassinated by Sir Robert Graham in 1437.

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  3. insaneranger

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    Thanks. I apreciate that. Ironically, my son went as a cowboy...go figure. The sword weighs in at 12 lbs. The blade's 1/4" thick X 2 1/2" at the widest point. It has a lot of heft.
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Do you think we could get a closer look at the helmet and dirk ?!
  5. insaneranger

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    I chose this Claymore style dagger because it's nearly identical in shape to the sword. The 440 stainless blade blade is 9"LX 3/4"W. The overall length is 14 3/4" & the guard is 6 1/8" across. The sheath & handle are made from solid wood with metal hardware & a heavy pommel. I disassembled the sheath and dagger & stained the wood to match the color of the Claymore sword. I then gave it all a coating of Helmsman outdoor polyurathane.
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    The "Sugarloaf" style helmet is made from 16 ga. high carbon steel with brass accents. I ordered the helmet off the internet & it arrived as an empty shell (with exposed rivets...ouch!) so I duct taped window foam and football helmet padding on the inside to get a good fit. It looks great, but believe me, this helmet is unforgiving without a proper fit. It's heavy, had some sharp edges I had to smooth out, it must be oiled to prevent rust, plus it's hard see squat out of it. You better have a seeing eye dog if you're crossing the street or walking up stairs while wearing it. Thanks for looking. :D
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  6. SHOOTER13

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    Thanks for sharing insaneranger !!

    The dirks' finish turned out nice....! And I could tell by those first full uniform pics that seeing thru the eye slits had to be difficult !!

    But, I think you won first prize for best costume 2011...
  7. Saltmarsh

    Saltmarsh .270 WIN

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    WWII E.W. Stone Skull and Cobra

    I have this from a friend, He passed a few years back. He was in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific, if this knife could talk...
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  8. SHOOTER13

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    Re: WWII E.W. Stone Skull and Cobra

    Very nice to have a memento from a lost friend...
  9. Saltmarsh

    Saltmarsh .270 WIN

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    Re: WWII E.W. Stone Skull and Cobra

    He was a good Man, he would give you the shirt off his back. His generation is surely thinning out.
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    Built from a Bush Hog Blade, my friend made this knife. It's a tough knife that can hold an edge. Again cell phone picture.
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  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  12. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Re: WWII E.W. Stone Skull and Cobra

    Nice piece.

    The sentimental value can't be beat. That's something to be very proud of...
  13. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Re: WWII E.W. Stone Skull and Cobra

    That. Is amazing!
  14. ImAShrimp

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    Saltmarsh, that is an amazing looking knife. I've never seen one like that from that time period. A nice piece indeed.

    And Rossignol, since you asked for it:
    Here is a blade I made a few years back from some scrap 1/8" hardened stainless steel. I hand-wrapped the grip with 550 cord. Its not very practical, but its a fun piece to have. Its very sharp and nicely front-end weighted. I would not want to be on the receiving end of it for sure. lol
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  15. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    That's a mean lookin blade bro!
  16. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Dude, thats a seriously awesome knife, practical or otherwise and you made it yourself! SWEET!!!
  17. Saltmarsh

    Saltmarsh .270 WIN

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    ImAShrimp What did you make that from? Man, that thing looks medieval. :shock:
  18. ImAShrimp

    ImAShrimp .270 WIN

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    Thanks! I cut it from a scrap sheet of 1/8" stainless. Not sure of the grade though. All I know it that it was extremely hard as I went through at least 6 4" grinding wheels when making it. I finished the handle off with some 550 cord.
  19. Fronty Owner

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    does the spike not interfere with use of the gut hook?
  20. ImAShrimp

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    I haven't had a chance to gut any baddies just yet. I'll let you know as soon as that happens. ;)

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