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First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« on: November 12, 2021, 03:12:09 PM »
Not seeing a ton of affordable options online, I've been considering heating, flattening, quenching, and sharpening some kind of blade out of one end of a crowbar as a kind of Halligan tool/weapon....anyone ever did anything like this?   Would it even be possible?  Something like a spike war hammer, with a pry end maybe?  Then what length would make the most sense in terms of weight/usefulness?
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 04:32:04 PM »
I honestly don't know, but it sounds like an interesting idea.  I guess a lot would depend on the steel your crowbar is made of, as far as how well you can harden, quench, and sharpen.  If you started with a longer crowbar, it would give you more steel to work with, while still having enough leverage to make a pry end useful and useable.
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 04:38:48 PM »
Didn't someone on the old ZS boards make something similar to this ?

I think it may have either been Storm Crow or maybe JoergS.

Either way, it sounds like an interesting idea. I know folks have taken Estwing hammers and turned them into tomahawks, so why not take a crowbar and make a sort of bladed Halligan tool.

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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 05:17:38 PM »
How about a froe ?




Or a hacking knife ?




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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2021, 05:43:31 PM »
Will the sharpened " knife end" be where you put your hands to pry the other end with?

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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2021, 11:41:01 PM »
Not seeing a ton of affordable options online, I've been considering heating, flattening, quenching, and sharpening some kind of blade out of one end of a crowbar as a kind of Halligan tool/weapon....anyone ever did anything like this?   Would it even be possible?  Something like a spike war hammer, with a pry end maybe?  Then what length would make the most sense in terms of weight/usefulness?

I just checked Harbor Freight's website and they have a range of crowbars from $3 to $25. Most of them are from $5 to $10.

Doesn't look too expensive to experiment with cheap ones to figure out your preferences for length and weight. Sell the ones you don't like on eBay or Craigslist. If you have fun making them it could be a good paying side gig.

I suddenly want a 24 inch one.  :smiley_clap:
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2021, 11:00:01 AM »
https://www.kabar.com/products/BK3

I envision something like this, but maybe a bit larger.
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2021, 01:58:43 PM »
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2021, 02:00:10 PM »
Will the sharpened " knife end" be where you put your hands to pry the other end with?

Hopefully, I could hammer in some kind of handstop
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2021, 10:41:50 PM »
Will the sharpened " knife end" be where you put your hands to pry the other end with?

Hopefully, I could hammer in some kind of handstop

A sheath over the blade would add an additional layer of protection.
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Re: First post lulz, proposed crowbar blade
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2021, 08:55:23 AM »
Will the sharpened " knife end" be where you put your hands to pry the other end with?

Hopefully, I could hammer in some kind of handstop

A sheath over the blade would add an additional layer of protection.
I like the idea of both......obviously a sheath to not get cut during day-to-day tasks, but I could see a sheath getting all cattywumpus during hard use
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