Flea Market Find

Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by Justin_Cloer, Feb 12, 2019.

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    Worth $6.00? I will make it work! Any recommendations for straightening?
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    $6 batoning machine?
     
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    Cleaned up and oiled. And straightened! image.jpg
     
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    Cool old beast and a good find.
     
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    beefy ol' thing! looks like some fun for chopping and splitting, maybe even some throwing!
     
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    Was, I think, a Pakistani made copy of a Western W49. I've seen 1 or 2.

    Guard has been removed, and no doubt other quality mods performed. Enjoy it.
     
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    For sure worth 6 dollars. Good find.
     
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    Nice score!
     
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    It looks like a 70's cheap throwing knife. I agree with the guy above as it does have that Western bowie shape but looks cheap. If you want to throw it, most came with 1/4 " thick leather slabs with brass Chicago screws for unbreakable grips. They were mild steel, soft so they would be d and not break. If you are wanting to try to make a useable knife, then take the wood handles off, and test the steel where it won't show. I'm betting that it's not heat treated high carbon steel. It even has a stainless look to the steel. Most machine shops can hardness test it for you. I wouldn't have them do it on the blade unless you don't mind seeing three dots where they do the test.

    Like I said, change the wood grips for leather and learn to throw it for cheap fun.
     

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