Ontario machete remake by MP Knives

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  1. 556mp

    556mp Bushwhacker Vendor Bushclass I

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    I started out with a new 12" Machete.

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    Image from KnifeCenter.com

    I sand blasted the parkerizing from the blade, and reground a convex edge, much higher than the original bevels, and brought the edge back to the handle, then reshaped the handle. I shaped and installed some OD Canvas Micarta handle scales, and attached them with brass rivets. The micarta was given a sandblasted and oiled finish, and the blade a scotchbrite finish.

    Here are the results.


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  2. crewhead05

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    Slick!


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    Working on one of my own, but it's going slowly. Mine has the "cutlass" style, Blackie Collins guard, which is either awesome or heinous, depending. I'm using Mac's suggestions as a guide.

    Nice work, Matt.
     
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    I love it. Great photos too!
     
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    Dude the stuff you've been putting out lately is on another level...!
     
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  6. Medic17

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    Yup that's awesome.
    If you could turn that into a production, you may have something there.
     
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    Very nicely done...
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    Nice work. I've always wanted a better handle on mine, I feel inspired
     
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  10. Medic17

    Medic17 Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    @556mp
    Any plans on doing a few more of these?
    M17
     
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    556mp Bushwhacker Vendor Bushclass I

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    Thanks yall. Medic17, I could do another. If you want, shoot me an email to order@mpknives.com with what you want and I can get you a quote.
     
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    Is this a good blade template to work on, by that I mean, appropriate quality, thickness, etc? I am curious why you picked IT out of many possibilities. Thanks.
     
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    Wicked mod Matt. I convexed my Ontario machete and it is a thousand times better for it but what you did is something all together crazy dude. I have the one with the cutlass style handle like @brionic mentioned and I agree with it being either awesome or the worst idea ever. I may have to whip up some micarta and rehandle mine now. I'll leave the Parkerizing just because I'm a bit lazy and don't use it too much and it rusts like mad.
     
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    It's the same blade, btw, just different crappy scales, confirmed by Ontario. I sanded mine smooth to eliminate sharp edges, and I'm sticking with it until I either break it or get ridiculed into submission.

    I kept the phosphate finish, too, for the same reason. Mine still rusted along the new bevel and edge.
     
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    Fantastic! Its the RAT 12 that Ontario should make.
     
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