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    Default Bolo hand forged machete

    I bought this hand forged bolo machete at a flea market for $10. the blade was nice and thick and the handle said made in japan so i thought it to be some quality steal.
    the old handle was very uncomfortable, plastic attached with rivets. the blade was rusty and the edge needed some work.
    I removed the handle and gave it to a friend who is a wood worker and said he would fab a handle out of black walnut. I was looking for a pot large enough to do solphilos's froced patina technique but got sidetracked. my buddy who still had the machete said if i wanted he would sandblast it, redo the edge and then gun blue it if i wanted. i was bussy and got lazy said i told him to go for it.
    I am very happy with how it turned out. awesome edge, great finish and an awesome looking and very comfortable handle.
    thought i would share it.

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    Last edited by Boreal Boy; 11-08-2010 at 08:24 PM.

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    That thing is awesome! Very nice find!

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    Now that's a zombie lopper if I've ever seen one!
    Nice!
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    im not a big bolo fan but that machete came out damn nice!!!!!

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    Nice

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    nice score... looks to be in great shape..

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    I like it. I'm sure you'll find it a great general purpose blade.

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    Nicely redone.

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    Really turned out nice!

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    Nice job. I have one and I modded it like Pict does his.
    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/sh...hlight=machete

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