Sunday, 26 June 2011

Huge Weapon Collection










Huge Weapon Collection / Arsenal - Guns, Knives, Swords, Brass Knuckles, Knuckle Dusters, Trench Knives, Air Rifles, Air Pistols, Flick Knives, Folding Knives, Shotguns, Machine Guns, Deactivated Guns, Blank Firers, BB Guns, Machetes, Imitation Grenades, Samurai Swords, Ninja Swords, Large Fixed Blade Knives, Crossbows, Pistol Crossbows, Cut Throat Razors, Nunchaku, Ninja Stars, WW1 and WW2 weapons, Clubs, Truncheons, Batons, Catapults, Sling Shots, Kukuri;s, Slap Jacks, Kosh's, Daggers, Sheaths Knives, Tanto, Bowie knife, Wrist crossbow, side handle baton,

All featured in this Blog - Just search through the "Blog Archive" in the right hand side of the blog, just scroll down a bit.

(Disclaimer : All items in this collection and blog are 100% legal to privately own, although most cannot be carried, purchased, sold, imported or exported, they are fine to keep in your home, All Guns are either Deactivated, Replicas, Blank Firers or some other kind of Gun that is legal to own without a license, and the Grenades are inert replicas)

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Wood Grip Trench Knife (Knuckle Duster Knife)





Wood Grip Trench Knife (Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles Theater Knife)
This Trench knife is not based on any that already exist and are an original design, It is quite a unusual design, and can be used in many ways : stabbing hammer blow type strikes, slashing, basic any knife type holds and attacks.

The size will fit medium hands, but will just about fit large hands with a bit of a squeeze.

Features Oval finger holes and a flat palm rest, the weight is reasonably low due to the handle being made of Aluminium, it is actually 3 sections of 3mm aluminium that are glued and bolted together in about 8 places using hidden screws and threaded holes, The handle scales are 4mm pine wood.

These do not have spikes but the tops are triangular in shape (what I call - Jagged Edge type striking surfaces), this would do considerable damage in a fighting / War situation, it also features a removable blade, by just unscrewing the pommel nut, you could then use the handle as a stand alone knuckle duster.


The single edged curved blade also has a small guard above the handle similar to those of swords or 1918 u.s trench knives.
This is an o.k trench knife, not great, but still good for the collection, and still gets a conversation going, could have been finished a bit better,
Dimensions : Blade - 15cm -

Handle - 110mm wide, 80mm high, 12mm thick - Finger holes are approx - 23mm wide and 30mm high,
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Also Known as - Бокс (оръжие), Puny americà, Boxer (zbraň), Dyrnau haearn, Knojern, Schlagring, Puño de acero, Puño Americano, Altzairuzko ukabila, Nyrkkirauta, Tirapugni, ナックルダスター, Kastete, Kastet, Buku lima, Boksbeugel, Knokejern, Soco-inglês, Кастет, Boksar (orožje), Knogjärn, Muşta, 鐵蓮花, Knuckle dusters, knuckles,Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Poing Americain

How to make a Karambit knife










How to make a Karambit or Kerambit Knife from old scrap metal and cheap knives - although this entry shows how to make a Karambit, this will not be a true tutorial, more just a blog entry showing and describing the general process.


Made using a curved blade from a cheap $10 knife, and some 12mm aluminium, a few nails (used as pins) a drill, a hand saw, a couple of different drill bits, a hammer and flat screwdriver, some files and sandpaper and vice.

The whole process takes about 4-6hrs depending on experience and tools.
First the design is drawn out on paper, then cut out and using a marker pen the design is marked on the aluminium.

Then the design is cut out using the drill to drill holes inside the finger hole marks and on the outside of the general curves, and the handsaw to cut the straight lines.

Then the saw is used to cut between the drill holes and the hammer and screw driver to chisel out between the drill holes in the finger hole.

Once the general rough design is removed it is then filed smooth using various rough files, working your way up to finer files.
The slot for the blade is then cut using the handsaw, and various drill holes are drilled for the pins that hold the blade.
The blade is inserted then the pins are hammered down to so they will not come out.
Once the blade is in place the handle is then rounded over and sanded smooth.

When its smooth it is them sanded using very fine wet dry sandpaper until it becomes very sooth,
All it needs now is polishing and its done, you have your very own Karambit.

If you like making you own knives I'm sure you'll love trying the method.

If you would like to see more of the Karambit knife in this blog click HERE


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How to make a Bear Claw Knife










How to make a Bear Claw Knife from old scrap metal and cheap knives - although this entry shows how to make a bear claw knife, this will not be a true tutorial, more just a blog entry showing and describing the general process.
Made using a curved blade from a cheap $10 knife, and some 12mm aluminium, a few nails (used as pins) a drill, a hand saw, a couple of different drill bits, a hammer and flat screwdriver, some files and sandpaper and vice.
The whole process takes about 4-6hrs depending on experience and tools.

First the design is drawn out on paper, then cut out and using a marker pen the design is marked on the aluminium.
Then the design is cut out using the drill to drill holes inside the finger hole marks and on the outside of the general curves, and the handsaw to cut the straight lines.
Then the saw is used to cut between the drill holes and the hammer and screw driver to chisel out between the drill holes in the finger hole.
Once the general rough design is removed it is then filed smooth using various rough files, working your way up to finer files.
The slot for the blade is then cut using the handsaw, and various drill holes are drilled for the pins that hold the blade.
The blade is inserted then the pins are hammered down to so they will not come out.
Once the blade is in place the handle is then rounded over and sanded smooth.
when its smooth it is them sanded using very fine wet dry sandpaper until it becomes very sooth,
All it needs now is polishing and its done, you have your very own Bear Claw knife.

If you like making you own knives I'm sure you'll love trying the method.

If you would like to see more of the Bear Claw knife in this blog click HERE

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! Thanks.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Simple Solid Walnut Wood Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles









Simple Design Walnut Wood Knuckle Duster - A very style knuckle duster with curved top striking surfaces.


Simple design, made for medium size hands, features standard curved striking surfaces over each finger hole, each finger hole is oval and the palm rest is curved for better comfort.

The size of hands/fingers this Knuckle Duster is made for is medium hands, but could fit both small and large hands.

Weight is low due it to its thickness and being made of Walnut.
Although made of wood, they are still strong enough for self defense.

Features no makers marks but was made by the same person who makes most of my other knuckle dusters.

Overall a good practical and simple design that works well and looks reasonably good.

Dimensions - 120mm wide, 75mm high, 22mm thick, Finger holes are 25mm wide and 30mm high approx.



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Also Known as - Бокс (оръжие), Puny americà, Boxer (zbraň), Dyrnau haearn, Knojern, Schlagring, Puño de acero, Puño Americano, Altzairuzko ukabila, Nyrkkirauta, Tirapugni, ナックルダスター, Kastete, Kastet, Buku lima, Boksbeugel, Knokejern, Soco-inglês, Кастет, Boksar (orožje), Knogjärn, Muşta, 鐵蓮花, Knuckle dusters, knuckles,Brass Knuckles, Brass Knucks, Poing Americain

Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Sheath









Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife with Sheath - First a short bit of history on the knife : The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife is a double-edged knife with a foil grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai before World War II, but made famous during the War when issued to British Commandos, including the SAS. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations; currently, the F-S Fighting Knife is of interest mainly to collectors, but it remains in production because of its sleek appearance and historical associations. The knife is strongly associated with the British commandos and the US OSS and Marine Raiders , among other special forces / clandestine / raiding units. It features in the insignia of the British Royal Marines, the Dutch Commando Corps, founded in the UK during World War II, the Australian 2nd Commando Regiment, and the United States Army Rangers. A solid gold F-S Fighting Knife is part of the commandos' memorial at Westminster Abbey.

The first batch of fifty F-S Fighting Knives were produced in January 1941 by Wilkinson Sword Ltd after Fairbairn and Sykes had traveled down to their factory from the Special Training Centre at Lochailort in November 1940 to discuss their ideas for a fighting knife.

My knife was originally my fathers, I have no idea where he got it from or whether its an original, all I know
is its definitely old, the sheath however is a modern reproduction, made the same way as the originals and as far as I am aware made by the same companies that made the old ones too.
The blade on the knife is also slightly shorter than it should be because as a teenager I used to mess around with it and managed to break off the tip on two occasions.

Dimensions : Overall length 11"  Blade: 6",  Handle: 5"  Sheath is leather and steel.

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