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Old 05-22-2010, 04:55 PM
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Well, i got bored today, and decided to make a longer handle for my cold steel bushman knife. I used the top part of a handle from a broken post hole digger. Chiseled the insert out by hand to get a perfect tight fit, then sharpened up the inside edge of it on my bench grinder. Later i'll be finish-coating the handle with Minwax Golden Oak stain & Polyurethane mix.

This handle lets me use it as a machete in the field, or a short defense weapon against possums, foxes, raccoons or anything else i might come across in my area.





Next, im going to be making a longer spear type handle for it, with a grip up close to the knife so it can also be used as a walking stick.
Lighter stock such as a wooden broom handle will be used for the spear project.
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Great idea. It lets you make a two handed machete out of the Bushman. I have the Bowie blade Bushman. I think Iíll do the same thing.
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Yehudi, I'm getting the bowie blade one next. Im very impressed with the bushmans so far. Very strong and versatile knives. The sheaths kinda suck tho LOL but i dont use them much for this type of blade anyway...

I'll be posting the spear shaft i make later
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Cool, thinking about getting one.

Cold Steel has Parking Lot days in Ventura in the spring where you can get 1/2 price on a lot of their cutlery, also they have fun stuff like exhibitions of sword fighting and targets you can throw stuff at. Last time I went I got a SPetznaz shovel after throwing the demo ones around and chopping a log they had with it. Bushman looked like a good tool too, sometimes Special Projects has online for about $15.00, the regular style not Bowie though.
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I added a handle to my Cold Steel Bushman. It is now 41” long overall.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:46 AM
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Thats looks great yehudi. I like that.
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just wanted to show you what i did with my survival staff and cold steel bushman several years ago. the staff i bought at the soilder of fortune convention and the bushman at a gunshow. the staff use to be in 4 section and sacrificed one small section so the knife could be screwed on and with the different size sections can be used for a number of tasks.
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Great mod sayter. I like that idea. I cut a tree branch off the other day and im letting it dry out at the moment so i can make a staff out of it. Was actually thinking about imbedding a lithium flashlight circuit in the end of it with a globe on top, so it lights up like a lantern LOL for walking at night.
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This is a little off topic, but the spike SKS bayonet can be fitted to a piece of water pipe with only a little hammer work, and securely pinned in place. I made up two of these, and neither remained at the shop for very long at all.
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I have a forged socket handled knife that I got in a trade that I should try doing this to. I always figured I could use it as a spear in a pinch, but never thought of using a shorter handle on it.

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