Post Apocalyptic Survival Knife

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  1. field-expedient

    field-expedient Misfit Supporter Bushclass II

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    I started modifying this knife the other day on the cheap with just stuff I had laying around. The more I done the more Mad Max it started to look so I went with it.

    Its a Cold Steel True flight thrower. I welded on a steel guard, filed sawteeth in the spine, added a GI compass pouch, and some rawhide on the sheath.

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    When I have time and if there is enough interest I will post whats in the tin....
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. badglide9705

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    Pretty cool! Hey, what's in the tin?
     
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    Nice work on those saw teeth FE! Count me among the interested with regards to the tin.
     
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  4. Primordial

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    That came out great! The addition of the guard really sets that thing off! The whole package looks right at home in a savage wasteland.

    I vote on seeing the tin's contents!
     
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    TIN! TIN! TIN! :)
     
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    That's a mean looking set up, perfect for the Walking Dead crowd and sawing thru a chain link fence.
     
  7. Pastor Chris

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    I think you achieved what you set out to do!
     
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    It is very tough looking, and nice job with the filing.
     
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    That looks awesome! Amazing execution, as always!

    But hey, what's in the tin?
     
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    Talk about ad valorem! Well done.
     
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    Now that's cooool!
     
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    Nice! In that tough not so nice sorta way.

    What flavor of Sucrets are ya packin'?
     
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    I will not rest until I’ve seen what’s in the tin. CANNOT REST!
     
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    Great job @field-expedient , it looks great. Post apocalyptic.... maybe we don't want to know what's in the tin....
     
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    Heck yeah thats awesome. And with the rockwell on that blade it would be easy to keep sharp in that scenario!
     
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    Max would be proud. Tin please.
     
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    What's in the tin?
    Yall are nosey!
     
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    I bet that tin has a few of those anti nuclear fallout swipes and a $10.00 Forever BIC.
     
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    Back in the day before the Camillus closing, CS had those made out of the "Carbon V" steel for a few years. A bit of shortening and reshaping of the handle (as it looks as if you've done) and some micarta scales produced a very respectable, rugged general purpose knife. I fixed a few friends up with those and never heard a complaint, just good things. I never could get CS to respond whether the "Thrower" had the same heat treat as, say, the Master Hunter. The "Thrower" held an edge well, but the grind was steeper than the Master Hunter or (one of my favorites, the Bush Ranger.

    The current version has a bit of a different handle and, while 1055 is serviceable in many applications, it isn't the Carbon V/ 0170-6C that Camillus was known for using.
     
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    Freaking SWEET!
     
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    Looks fun to use
     
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    My guess is there's more post apocalyptic items in the tin.
    Either that or some emergency dog food.

    Cool looking knife and sheath. Reminds me of a sawback bayonet.
     
  26. crewhead05

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    snazzy.... careful with the words "survival" and "knife" put next to each other... causes too much forum fisticuffing as of late
     
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    I wanna sawback something, but I ain't got the patience for filing that many teeth.

    It would end up looking more like this........

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    Ya done well young fellar. joe
     
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    Totally baaaad asssss, excellent job!

    Another request for what is in the TIN... :6:
     
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    Oh...... And it's damn nice to see you posting here again @field-expedient.

    Thank!
     
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    Ok here it is. Again stuff I either had laying around or could make out of junk.

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    I waxed a page out of a repair manual that has engine ignition information on it. That has char cloth folded up inside it.
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    An empty bic for lighting charcloth, needle and fish hook made from nails, the nail is magnetized for improvising a compass. Piece of fatwood, lock pick made from hacksaw blade, and tension wrench made out of street sweeper bristle. Some strong thread, arrowhead, chunk of quartz and piece of file with tang sharpened into an awl. Tweezers made out of hacksaw blade. Stone broken off an engine cylinder hone for sharpening. Old p-38 and old screwdriver tool thingy.
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    That just makes me grin, and nod my head!
     
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    As a service tech at a lock and security company I am diggin the lock pick and tension wrench in your tin. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    bad·ass·er·y
    ˈbadˌasərē/
    noun North American informal
    1. behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as formidably impressive.
    2. field-expedient's post apocalyptic survival knife.
     
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    With the lock pick you should be able to unlock the secrets of the forest. :) :) joe
     
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    Cool concept and awesomely executed! I have one of those throwers, if only I had the wherewithal to attempt the saw teeth , alas it would not end well. Great work, great pics!
     
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    i'm thinking a thumb push cut would be out of the question for that beast ... :)
     
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    I expected a box of awesomeness and I wasn't disappointed. Just too cool.
     
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    I expected no less from you!
    Bad ass indeed!
     
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    You, Sir, are a wonderment.
     
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    You can stuff a couple PJ cotton balls up inside the 2 cylinder of the cut off BIC top.
     
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    WELCOME BACK!

    I always enjoyed your posts and love your True Flight Thrower mods!

     
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    The tin was worth the wait!
     
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    Good job. I don't have the wherewithal to make something like that myself, so I'm glad I have enough knives to last me until the end of time.

    :18:
     
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    Punk, disrespectful, and perhaps a bit cruel. I like it well.
     
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    Nice kit, your ready for the movies or the end of times......regardless, well done :dblthumb:
     
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    @field-expedient shows up for day 1 of alone with a knife and a tin, man, you guys sure let me bring a bunch of extra stuff!
     
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    I can only agree with all of the above.
     
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    That is hilarious, awesome, and absolutely amazing!!
     
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    Thank you! Im glad someone is still around to remember the other ones. They make an excellent low cost rough use knife.

    thanks everyone for the the comments! it was a fun to make something look rough and crappy on purpose.
     

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