Carcass splitter

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Carcass splitter

Post by Storm Crow » Fri May 23, 2014 7:39 pm

Just dropped this carcass splitter off with my buddy Tobin Nieto to get a rawhide sheath built. I'll do final cleanup and sharpening when I get it back.

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It'll be on my table at the Blade Show. More details when it's finished.

I can't help but get this maniacal grin when I pick it up. :D

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Halfapint » Fri May 23, 2014 7:43 pm

HAHAHA that last pic makes me laugh! lookin good!!
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by mystic_1 » Fri May 23, 2014 7:54 pm

Sweet! Looks great.

But can you baton with it?? :wink: :clownshoes:

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Wayward buckeye » Fri May 23, 2014 8:21 pm

mystic_1 wrote:Sweet! Looks great.

But can you baton with it?? :wink: :clownshoes:

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Jolly Green » Fri May 23, 2014 9:04 pm

I lol'ed.

Great build! Great looking weapon!

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by azrael99 » Fri May 23, 2014 9:58 pm

i like the design, certainly based on the Dadaio ,

the handle surely give enough leverage , helping a lot for the force behind the cleaving power.
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by mr_slappy75 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:44 pm

:awesome: Wooooah! Ok we needs to take a collection among the cutlery aficionados here and get you a membership to 'coconut of the month club' that thing looks like it would make a mean piña colada. Bet you could do crainiu....I mean coconuts in a row the way most folks do soda bottles :crazy:

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Storm Crow » Tue May 27, 2014 10:03 pm

Finished up the carcass splitter. It'll be on my table at the Blade Show. 17 1/2" blade, 20 1/4" handle, forged from 2" x 1/4" 5160. The handle is paracord over leather, with a three-strand paracord Turk's head knot, all impregnated with epoxy.

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My buddy and fellow knifemaker Tobin Nieto of Stonehaven Knifeworks made the lined rawhide sheath for it. One of the avenues that led him to making knives was an interest in movie props and replicas of movie props. He perfectly captured the vibe that I envisioned for the overall project: something that would be carried by a boss character in a zombie video game or the antagonist of a slasher movie.

I had my hand in the sheathwork, though. Namely, the "blood splatters".

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They're actually brick red India ink. :D

The chain is a shoulder sling. It originally was part of the mechanism for opening and shutting a heavy door in a huge slaughterhouse that my landlord's father worked in. I don't know what position he had, but he told me there were 600 men working under him, and he supervised when the slaughterhouse was torn down. The hooks are forged from a high-carbon farm implement tine.

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The blood splatters look pretty authentic, huh? Like something Leatherface would have hanging above his bed. :twisted:

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Here's one of the ways of wearing it with the sling.

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One of the things I like about it is that although it is large and has plenty of power, it's still light and lively enough to wield one-handed.

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I have some materials gathered for a little cutting demo video later on in the week, weather permitting.

Oh, Tobin plays guitar, too. :mrgreen:

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by KentsOkay » Wed May 28, 2014 11:52 am

That is freaking fantastic.
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Sworbeyegib » Wed May 28, 2014 2:37 pm

That is impressive to begin with, but the sheath really brings it all together. Totally awesome!
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Ad'lan » Wed May 28, 2014 3:15 pm

It looks like it belongs at a Zombie Outbreak at Burning Man.

I love it.
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by azrael99 » Wed May 28, 2014 6:44 pm

it look like the sidearm of Pyramid head
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Middian » Fri May 30, 2014 8:41 am

Well done!

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Storm Crow » Fri May 30, 2014 10:37 am

Got a bit of cutting video. Unfortunately, the button didn't get pushed during the 2" x 4" chop. :( But it cut over halfway through with each swing.

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Halfapint » Fri May 30, 2014 2:11 pm

HAHAHAHAHA When the zombies come I am SOOOO road tripping it to your shop! You've got a great eye for bad as blades
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Beowolf » Fri May 30, 2014 2:20 pm

This thing is seriously awesome.
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Storm Crow » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:21 am

I got a chance to put the carcass splitter to the test doing the kind of work I grew up doing and which has informed my thoughts on cutting: dismembering a mesquite tree. I think it's a lot more informative than a water bottle test or trying to cut multiple coconuts (though that may be because I failed to cut multiples due to the blade deflecting).

But see for yourself. :)

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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by Halfapint » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 am

After I get the tomahawk I ordered....... YOU KNOW what I want next... Except bigger and more choppy! That is an amazing blade! I have a full size cleaver for taking large bones apart, but THAT is an envy! Mesquite is a very hardwood so that is very impressive!
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Re: Carcass splitter

Post by NamelessStain » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:10 am

When I saw it I thought:

"Wow, it's the cow decapitator from Apocalypse Now"
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