Wooden Ninja Dagger

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Project by HomesteadWoodwright posted 08-09-2018 09:18 PM 997 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wooden ninja like dagger that I made for my sister’s birthday. It started when I was fiddling with a piece of wood on the belt sander. As it took shape in a star like shape it became very apparent what it needed to become.

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#1 posted 08-09-2018 10:39 PM

This looks awesome….please share how you made the sheath and wood choices. Did you split a single piece of wood and carve out the blade relief for the sheath?

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 03:53 AM

Nice and precise…every kid’s dream.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 08-10-2018 04:31 AM

I made a wooden knife when I was in high school….It started out about the size of a machete, but by the time I got through whittling on it, it was the size of a paring knife…..:).....I gave up, and just stuck with whittling on a stick….I made a toothpick…..!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 08-12-2018 08:26 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 08-13-2018 11:49 PM

Sorry for not replying sooner, but out of town family right after I posted the project post. As they have left it is time to answer your question Sloboy. To be honest my choices for the wood was very limited as they came from my dad’s scrap pile. The blade of the dagger was a pallet plank that 1.5 to 2 inches wide by 17 inches long by .5 inches thick. For the point of the blade I just draw a shape that was pleasing to my eye, then I cut wood away with my hand saw. I used a spokeshave to put the bevels on the blade and to refine the shape of the point. As I wanted a full tang construction so I measured 5 inches from the bottom of the pallet board and tapered from about .75 inches wide where it connected to the blade to about .5 inches wide at the bottom of the board. The hand guard or suba I believe it is called was made simply by me take a roughly a 3 inch square by .5 inches thick piece of wood to my dad’s disk/belt sander combo. I do not know what the wood is that was used for the butt cap and hand guard sorry. The handle is 4.75 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by .75 inches thick and was made by laminating black walnut. The butt cap was made out of three pieces of the same wood as the hand guard. In of the pieces I drill out the center to fit over the what was left of the tang. After I glued the butt cap and the handle to each other I took them over to the belt sander and sanded them into a rectangular oval shape that felt good to hold. Before the final glue up I took a 2×4 and mad a single continuous medium thickness shaving and wrapped and super glued a collar on the blade. Other than the collar everything was glued together with titebond 2 wood glue. As to the scabbard I do not remember if it was made out of a 2×4 or a 2×6. It is made out of pine and the finished dimensions are 13.75 inches long by 2.25 inches wide by 1.5 inches thick. Each side of the of the scabbard was carved out with a chisel. To smooth the bottom of the carved out section of the scabbard I use Paul Sellers poor man’s router trick. I made the scabbard wider and and longer than I needed so after gluing both pieces together cut off the excess with a hand saw and then did the final shaping at the belt and disk sander. After everything was glued together I hand sanded both the scabbard and the blade with 120 and 220 grit sand paper. When the sanding was done I put 2 coats of boiled linseed oil on, and after the oil dried I put a coat of equal parts boiled linseed oil, mineral oil, and shellac. In between each coat of oil and oil shellac I rubbed everything down with super fine steel wool. I hope that this was helpful and that I have answered your questions. I have some more projects similar to this one that once I have those items pictured. Thank you all for viewing my work and leaving such nice comments. I look forward to posting more projects soon, until we meet again have a wonderful day!

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#6 posted 08-15-2018 12:12 PM


-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#7 posted 09-18-2018 11:19 AM

Very impressive work, looking forwards to seeing your next project.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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