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Dirk for a scalawag.
« on: Oct 25, 11, 05:23:03 pm CDT »

So I'm thinking to myself... "Self", I say, "why buy a dirk when you can make one?"
Damn good question. So I grabbed some tool steel stock and got to work.





I did some rough cutting, some grinding, and got the basic shape.


In the coming days, it'll get a convex grind, a steel hilt and a handle made of antler.
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It worked out fine for Bugs Bunny, so I can probably pull it off too.

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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #1 on: Oct 26, 11, 07:48:27 am CDT »

Making your own toys is always more fun.  Keep us posted.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #2 on: Oct 26, 11, 01:33:38 pm CDT »

It'll be fun. I'm planning on making it a full tang so I can use it for hunting and camping as well.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #3 on: Oct 27, 11, 07:49:16 am CDT »

I want to build siege weapons and launch stuff at the neighbor's house.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #4 on: Oct 27, 11, 01:55:22 pm CDT »

Last time I checked, that was frowned upon by law enforcement.

However, aiming it in your underware is a great way to say "you should move".
There's a story there. Ask me later.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #5 on: Oct 27, 11, 02:12:07 pm CDT »

OK.  It's later.  Share the story.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #6 on: Oct 27, 11, 05:05:39 pm CDT »

So back in my bachelor days I had this neighbor. Total asshat. I don't mind it when folks get a little loud and rowdy on a weekend, but when it's every dang night until 4 in the morning I get a bit upset. 
 I let it be known that I'm ex-Army, and that I'd been overseas. A couple folks hinted that his constant noise (which bothered them too) just might make me go all PTSD and snap.
So, I go to a buddy. He had a disarmed WW2 500lb bomb. I got some tube steel, built a reasonable looking "launching mechanism" on my deck and cradled the bomb in it.
Every morning, I'd go outside wearing boxers, combat boots and a helmet. I'd lick my finger, dope for wind, adjust the aim of the nonsense machine, throw a salute and "patrol" my yard for about half an hour.
He moved about a month later.
Can't imagine why.
Thankfully, local PD had a sense of humor about it.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #7 on: Oct 27, 11, 05:47:12 pm CDT »

That should have been in the local news paper in the "how to" section.  LOL!
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #8 on: Oct 28, 11, 06:22:23 am CDT »

Last time I checked, that was frowned upon by law enforcement.

They can frown all they want, I didn't say I was gonna do it. Fucking better judgement. Unless, I can somehow blame the junkie on the other side. I'd have to plant some medieval paraphernalia around his house.
 
Either way, it would be fun making the weapons.
 
BTW, awesome story. Brilliant!
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #9 on: Oct 28, 11, 11:06:22 am CDT »

So back in my bachelor days I had this neighbor. Total asshat. I don't mind it when folks get a little loud and rowdy on a weekend, but when it's every dang night until 4 in the morning I get a bit upset. 
 I let it be known that I'm ex-Army, and that I'd been overseas. A couple folks hinted that his constant noise (which bothered them too) just might make me go all PTSD and snap.
So, I go to a buddy. He had a disarmed WW2 500lb bomb. I got some tube steel, built a reasonable looking "launching mechanism" on my deck and cradled the bomb in it.
Every morning, I'd go outside wearing boxers, combat boots and a helmet. I'd lick my finger, dope for wind, adjust the aim of the nonsense machine, throw a salute and "patrol" my yard for about half an hour.
He moved about a month later.
Can't imagine why.
Thankfully, local PD had a sense of humor about it.
That was you?
 
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #10 on: Oct 28, 11, 04:50:05 pm CDT »

+1 to Haller.  I LOL'ed.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 01, 11, 05:35:47 pm CDT »

Very Nice. I too would like to see more pics of the process of making the Dirk.
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Re: Dirk for a scalawag.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 02, 11, 01:53:55 pm CDT »

Been crazy lately so I haven't had a whole lot of time, but progress has been made. I have a rough convex grind on the blade, and I'm considering ordering hardware to cheat a bit on the hilt.
Pics to follow.
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