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Bolo hand forged machete

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Boreal Boy, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Boreal Boy

    Boreal Boy Supporter Supporter

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    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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  2. snakedoctor

    snakedoctor Deceased

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    That thing is awesome! Very nice find!
     
  3. Trekon86

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    Now that's a zombie lopper if I've ever seen one!
    Nice!:D
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  4. vermillion8604

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    im not a big bolo fan but that machete came out damn nice!!!!!
     
  5. Kendo

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    Nice
     
  6. Mtnfolk Mike

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    nice score... looks to be in great shape..:dblthumb:
     
  7. Pict

    Pict Qualified to attempt things at home Supporter

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    I like it. I'm sure you'll find it a great general purpose blade.
     
  8. Nerual the Mad

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    Nicely redone.
     
  9. Dano

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    Really turned out nice!
     
  10. Creek Walker

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    interesting stamp on the end there, good find!
     
  12. gloomhound

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    Very nice!
     
  13. Solphilos

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    That's a good looking Bolo! That got straight to the point with that stamp, lol.
     
  14. Sgt. Mac

    Sgt. Mac Elder Staff Member Administrator Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II Bushclass Instructor

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    Great job on the new scales, it came out lookin good. Nice score by the way
     
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    Well done, I still want it. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  16. desertp1

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    nice i like bolos without the top sharpened.
     

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