I saw one like that in a local store but it wasn't $10, nice find. I spent $25 on the hedge trimmer idea and got 2 blades.zelph wrote:Sudden, find something to make a knife with
I found a new long handled pruner with a really nice blade on it. I removed it and split a 3" dia. branch easily with it. I'm not going to wrap the handle part, just going to leave it as is. I purchased the pruner at a store named "Tueday Morning" Maybe you have one of these stores in your area, check it out, very reasonable prices. The pruner cost me $10.00. Not to shabby!!!!
The blade has a little dohickey at the end that turns downward for a sure grip feature.
It worked out well as a diy project with the grandson. He wrapped his version in paracord only. Mine has paracord also but I wanted to try the silicone tape so I wrapped the paracord over with the tape (looks terrible )
He made a diy pvc knife sheath like this video.
We haven't sharpened them up yet. They are chisel ground as you would expect for shears. I'm thinking of adding a convex grind to the flat side. There's no knife grind out there that combines them both but that's all I can think of to add more strength for chopping.
I found a nice video for a diy strop. That should take care of the convex grind and be safe enough for kids to do.
Now we need a little warm weather so we can split some wood and go camping.
Next on the list for us is trout on a stick over a wood fire