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Final pics m.o.b. build off entry (giant skull cleaving Barong content!)......

M.Olexey Oct 31, 2011

  1. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Starting a new thread for my final entry pics. My other thread is a little hard to follow with me starting one knife and having to switch it up due to a mistake. I started with a Bowie but blew it and was peer pressured in to not giving up. I was reading a book on the Moro War and had a design for a Barong in my head so I pulled myself together and got this whipped up.

    Here is my final entry.......a nice little piece of edged mayhem I call....


    Durum Pacal

    Steel = Aldo's 1075 (5/16th's thick)
    OAL = a little over 25"
    Blade = 18"
    Scales = Red and Black G10, of course
    Weight = right at 2.5 lbs balancing about 2" forward of the guard.

    Finish is my usual combo of acids, tool black and cold bluing. I had it all shined up and hand sanded to 600 grit and I was not feeling it. So I roughed it up and began etching it. The cool thing is that what hamon I achieved is still visible.

    pics...
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    Simple filework...
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    In hand...
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    Ok and finally....Brace yo'self....







    BOO!.....BOOGIE WOOGIE WOOGIE!

    I'M COMING FOR YOUR CRANIUMS!!!

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    Sorry....ok...I've composed myself.

    :bwah: :bwah: :bwah:


    Happy Halloween JD!


    Thanks for following along......it really makes it fun and inspired me to stay in even when I messed up a piece I had a bunch of time in.


    All comments welcome!


    MO
     
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  2. cardoso5fr

    cardoso5fr knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Cool for the sunday meal :D
     
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  3. misfit

    misfit Somebody check my brain

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    Now that's some fuckin' barong you've created! Awesome hamon!! Can't wait to see it cleavin!!!

    M
     
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  4. cornnutt

    cornnutt Knife Junkie Brigade Member

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    :devilzeek Bring on the zombies! That turned out fantastic. You can send it o me testing and reviewing.
     
  5. RoadFish

    RoadFish Cathar Knight

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    A little small, but a nice looking piece of work!
     
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  6. Herring223

    Herring223 Huge member

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    Wow

    Now that's a knife, great work the only problem is I don't have it>:urock:
     
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  7. Winter

    Winter Rampaging Sausage Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Awesome...
     
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  8. kayakjax

    kayakjax Deep & Wide Brigade Member

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    Glad to see it brought to life after all.

    Very nice, MO!
     
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  9. 321sold.biz

    321sold.biz Better than gold or platinum

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    That thing is major!

    :perfect10::firstplace::congrats:
     
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  10. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    If you're going to Hell anyway...

    you might as well take a good knife.


    That thing is AWESOME, Mr. Olexey.



    I'm sure that somewhere.......

    there's a guy in a Cowsuit drooling over it and his keyboard.

    Oh...wait....that's NOT drool.

    :loldevil:
     
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  11. mag1

    mag1 No More Mr. Nice Guy Brigade Member

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    Badass! Congrats on that one:ross:
     
  12. 321sold.biz

    321sold.biz Better than gold or platinum

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    :bwah::bwah::bwah::ultrahott::heehee::rofl:
     
  13. wookie

    wookie Huge member

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    Great pics Mo
    great Barong
     
  14. havana d

    havana d Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    What, no sheath? :manganr:
     
  15. Aldo

    Aldo NJ Steel Baron Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    That's better.
     
  16. zippy2001

    zippy2001 Little member

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    totally badass! Great Job!
     
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  17. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    That is one of the skull cleavingest motherfuckers I have ever laid eyes on. :bwah:
    great job..........as usual.
     
  18. Tinysd

    Tinysd Skull Cracker Brigade Member

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    I dig that!! Nice work.
     
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  19. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Thanks fellas!


    I really appreciate the nice comments!




    I never have the sheath ready in time for the build off....but I always get it done by reward time :devil1:

    This will get a leather over the shoulder setup :tactidork:
     
  20. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    With a wheel on the end of it ? :bwah:
    That will take a full grown man to tote it around for any long term Zombie invasion.
    If there's just a couple of them I might be O.K. :bwah:
     

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