Book of Eli style Machete & Sheath

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Sandman0077, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Sandman0077

    Sandman0077 Sr Member

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    Not an exact replication, but it wasn't meant to be. I went with functionality vs movie screen by adding the retention strap to hold it in securely and a few extra rivets to ensure the thread didn't have too much stress. Took about 2 days total. One day cutting and measuring, another to dye and finish. All leather is hand cut (I couldn't locate any leather straps with matching color) so some straps aren't perfectly straight. Works and wears great and the grip is quite comfortable. I coated the grip and knots with leather glue and then buffed it a little, giving it a hardened but flexible feel. I left a lot of play in the shoulder and ribcage straps to adjust for whatever I would be wearing while using it. It's not a prop to throw on a shelf, it's for actual use outside. It came with plastic grips and a cheap nylon sheath, so I figured I'd do something nice with it.

    14" Blade
    19" Overall length
    20" Sheath length
    1/3" Thick

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  2. theP13RC3

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    Just wondering, is that a kukri or a machete?
    Either way, very cool! And the Book of Eli was a great movie.
    Good job!
     
  3. daydalus1

    daydalus1 New Member

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    Very cool! One of my favorite movies. Very nice job on this.
     
  4. Sandman0077

    Sandman0077 Sr Member

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    It is a short machete. And thanks for the feedback! Glad you guys like it. It was a lot of fun to make.
     

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