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Mechaxe: titanium alloy axe

Discussion in 'Mad Science Forge' started by Mecha, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Here is an axe prototype/tester, cut and forged from titanium alloy plate. The cutting edge is heat-treated. The handle is elliptical, and tapers from thin to thick as it approaches the axe head. The entire circumference is filed into a bevel (except under the handle).

    OAL is 30.5" with an 8" cutting edge, and a weight of 2 lbs 3 oz, balanced right at the top of the handle. The handle is rubber, nylon, and leather.

    This axe worked great, so I will make a finalized version. Probably a little bit thicker and longer.

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    Worked great, stayed sharp!
     
  2. jux t

    jux t

    315
    Jan 10, 2018
    Finally, a SCUBA diving axe! Ha. That's really cool, I know next to nothing about titanium and your work with it. How are you able to make a quality axe from it?
     
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  3. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    HAHA! For viking scuba divers! :D

    Shape the titanium through forging and grinding, then heat treat the cutting edge for more hardness and durability. In use, it's more like steel than you'd think, somewhat lighter and with a different sort of rigid springiness.

    This one is sort of an axe-shaped machete, and I'd like to make the finalized version just a but thicker to help with splitting, but still keep it thin for cutting. A convex cutting edge helps keep the axe from sticking in wood too badly even though it's thin.
     
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  4. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    bad arse.

    needed the conan music though in the video.
     
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  5. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    When Spaceforce USA officially become the Terran Space Marines I know they are going to be hitting you up forntheir blades like crazy!
     
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  6. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013

    Future video!
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    But that music is for the riddle of steel?
     
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  8. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    If it drives ones enemies before him and incites the lamentations of their women, then it qualifies.
     
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  9. ice-pic

    ice-pic Gold Member Gold Member

    741
    Mar 10, 2007
    Axchete sounds great to me.
    Nice work
     
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  10. sloth357

    sloth357 Platinum m0f0 Platinum Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    I never saw this beast.. wtf.. want. Sam you ok man? I'm just trying to get up to speed here.. I'll message you later once I read through some garbage..
     
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  11. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Beast came and went. It is the basic pattern for the upcoming axes though.
     
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  12. BladeMan

    BladeMan Gold Member Gold Member

    520
    Feb 12, 1999
    Wonder were it landed o_O
     
  13. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    It landed in a magical land where the woodsmen mountaineers are legendary.
     
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  14. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Do they work all night and sleep all day???
     
  15. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Legend has it that they never sleep.

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  16. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    used to be. now riddle of titanium. crom has bowed his head in shame from the God of titanium.:)
     
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  17. KixJake

    KixJake

    3
    Mar 11, 2019


    Sounds like a good premise for a movie.
     
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  18. rainingblades

    rainingblades Basic Member Basic Member

    7
    Mar 18, 2019
    legendary weapon!
     
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  19. MyLegsAreOk

    MyLegsAreOk Gold Member Gold Member

    288
    Aug 31, 2017
    To be honest titanium is light but it is not strong. I wouldn't trust a tool that needed to keep an edge or strike to be made out of it.
     
  20. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    What makes you think that? Titanium alloys are very strong and resistant to cracking or breaking, and the heat-treated axe blade keeps a nice edge.
     
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