Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Machete/bowie knife restoration

This is an old machete I refurbished recently. It was missing a handle, the edge needed reground, I needed to reshape the blade, and it was covered with rust. I wish I had gotten a picture of it before I fixed it up. 

As near as I can tell, this machete is at least fifty years old, because the company was disbanded in the 1960s. 

To make it look like it does now, I had to sand all the rust off, cut the blade to a better shape with my angle grinder, make a new handle out of some oak scales I had, and completely redo the edge grind. Then I made the kydex sheath, and got it really sharp. It is now one of my favorite big knife/machetes. 

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