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Pointy parang with lanyard

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This parang was a commission from a customer who wanted something similar to the previous parang I posted, but gave me a free hand if I wanted to try something new.  This is the result, one with more of a point to it.


The steel is 5160, triple normalized, triple hardened, and triple tempered.  The integral socket handle is wrapped in olive drab paracord with coyote brown two-strand Turk's head knots, impregnated with Minwax Wood Hardener.  The blade length is 14 1/2" and the overall length is 20 7/8".  It shaves hair of course.  :)




The customer wanted a lanyard, somthing I've never added to a bush sword before.  With the integral socket handle, it was fairly simple to do, though.  I tied a length of paracord in the center around the choil, ran the ends through the hollow of the handle and out the back, then tied it off.








I really like this design.  I think I'll do something else with it.  :D

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Homeshow - Don't know what to tell you; the pics show up fine for me.  ??? :(


Andrewwillis - Thanks!  After stock removal, I heat and quench, heat again and quench, then heat again and quench.  Then temper.  Not all steels benefit from that, but 5160 does.  I single quench 1084 and 4140.

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