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Message started by LKH9 on Jul 4th, 2023 at 7:02am

Title: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by LKH9 on Jul 4th, 2023 at 7:02am
Just figured this out, seems to be working as intended. Work hardened soft steel wire, great for single use. No power tools needed, all done simply by common hand tools.

Fully one piece steel build! Solid! Can be further improved by thicker wire though
https://youtu.be/l0l9sJ5b3Uw




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Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by Rat Man on Jul 5th, 2023 at 3:10pm
Pretty cool.  Good for small game.

Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by LKH9 on Jul 6th, 2023 at 12:00am

Rat Man wrote on Jul 5th, 2023 at 3:10pm:
Pretty cool.  Good for small game.


The corrugated cardboard dulls the edge instantly though, you will need to resharpen it for a second shot. Single use only! I now realize how a dull edge won't cut through the clothing. Be sure to keep them razor sharp for a humane kill.


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Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 6th, 2023 at 10:36pm
Wow!  That's awesome! :thumb:
Very dangerous (to anything on the receiving end).

But yeah, the wire is going to be very malleable.  Which is what allows it to bend and move without breaking.  But that characteristic means it's not going to hold an edge very well at all.

Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by LKH9 on Jul 7th, 2023 at 6:08am

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 6th, 2023 at 10:36pm:
Wow!  That's awesome! :thumb:
Very dangerous (to anything on the receiving end).

But yeah, the wire is going to be very malleable.  Which is what allows it to bend and move without breaking.  But that characteristic means it's not going to hold an edge very well at all.


I think that will be similar to Bronze Age knives hardness. Sharpens easily, stress hardened, but won't hold an edge long.

Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by Morphy on Jul 9th, 2023 at 4:30pm
I wonder if you could temper it?

Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by LKH9 on Jul 9th, 2023 at 5:21pm

Morphy wrote on Jul 9th, 2023 at 4:30pm:
I wonder if you could temper it?


Low carbon steel, impossible

Title: Re: Full Metal Razor Dart
Post by lobohunter on Jul 23rd, 2023 at 10:38pm
Not impossible
One would just have to case harden it first in fact case hardening might be quite fun with a blade of this size! Lol
I might make a couple  of these and give it a try

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