DIY Fixed Blades?

I'm trying to get my first good CC fixed blade, but I saw some of these picks being carried online. It seems like a decent idea, especially for a guy with an office job like me. My only qualm is that the price range is anywhere from $12 (cheap toothpick that would probably break if you poked a fat girl too hard with it) to several hundred dollars (paying as much as some people's rent for what amounts to a handcrafted kebab skewer).

I was thinking of just getting a ~6" eyehook and grinding the grooves off it, and then sharpening it with a grinder of some kind. What does PrepHole think? Do I make the ghetto shiv? Do I buy the meme pick? or should I just stick with military LARPer knife?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do you do in your daily life that might require that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's mostly just where I work. We have a terrible homeless problem, and they literally like to walk around attacking people with machetes. My work's front door is slow to open and obscures my vision when I walk out, and the homeless nutters love to hang out in our part of town. I've walked out and almost bumped into one a few times now, so I just want a fixed "blade," but I don't really even need it to be able to cut. If I get jumped by Machete Mitch, I'm getting as close as possible to him, so I just need something small I can stab with.

      What the fuck are you going to do with an ice pick?
      It's an awful self defense tool. It's a shitty tool. You're probably going to have to explain yourself extra eloquently if you stab someone.
      To answer your question, get some carol steel bar stock. Shape it how you want. Heat it until non-magnetic (that means a magnet doesn't stick to it.), Drop it in some used motor oil. Buff all the gross shit off. Put it in a 450F oven for a couple hours. Voila. You're gonna need to Google "quenching" , "tempering" etc related to the particular steel you use.
      >Scrap yard method
      Google "spark test metal identification"

      >You're probably going to have to explain yourself extra eloquently if you stab someone
      Definitely a worry, but that can be said of any non-Swiss Army knife really.

      https://i.imgur.com/l8dHwfG.png

      >There are people so legitimately retarded they would drop $100 of a fucking pointed metal stick
      I hope to god you're an edgy 11 year old because if this thread was made by an adult I genuinely worry about how stupid some people can be

      My thread is about how to not pay $100 for a pointed metal stick though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like you need a gun.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I carry one as well. I just want a blade as a backup

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Any advice on what’s a good back up when you don’t have a front down?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >a front down
              ?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >a front down
                The counterpart of a back up.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Post carry gun

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Glock 43x
              I know they're supposed to be Fudd guns, but it's small enough to keep hidden at work without sacrificing any functionality.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So let me get this right. You've got a Glock 43x but instead of shooting a crackhead you'd rather poke them with a sharpened railroad spike?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the reason you carry a knife with a gun is as a retention weapon in case you don't have time to draw the gun; it gets them off you and gives you the time/space to draw.

                https://i.imgur.com/CmnJAEh.jpg

                I'm trying to get my first good CC fixed blade, but I saw some of these picks being carried online. It seems like a decent idea, especially for a guy with an office job like me. My only qualm is that the price range is anywhere from $12 (cheap toothpick that would probably break if you poked a fat girl too hard with it) to several hundred dollars (paying as much as some people's rent for what amounts to a handcrafted kebab skewer).

                I was thinking of just getting a ~6" eyehook and grinding the grooves off it, and then sharpening it with a grinder of some kind. What does PrepHole think? Do I make the ghetto shiv? Do I buy the meme pick? or should I just stick with military LARPer knife?

                at least if you carry a small fixed blade, it doubles as a useful tool. don't carry some huge retarded knife if you have a gun already. it doesn't need to be over 3.5" or so.

                carrying an ice pick is the ultimate LARP because you are just carrying around this heart stabber/limb poker that 99.9%+ chance will never be useful to you in any way. at least a small knife can be used as a tool. also if you really are in some kind of insane grappling situation, they can grab your pick just like they can grab any shitty blunt weapon. meanwhile a small knife cannot be grabbed, is better at severing muscles/tendons, is better at severing arteries, can be dragged along someone's torso to open up huge wounds, etc.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                drawing a gun is just as fast as drawing a knife what the fuck are you talking about? you need to practice your draw if this is somehow untrue for (You).

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                okay dummy, i will elaborate. basically imagine a scenario where you are ambushed before you can even draw your gun. some guy has tackled you or is otherwise grappling with you already. drawing a knife in that situation is way better than drawing a gun, especially if the knife is staged conveniently. if you draw a gun it's very possible they will simply take it from you, grab the slide, etc. it may not even be possible to draw the gun from its carry positions if you are in that kind of situation. the knife is drawn much more easily and is much harder to disarm or control. as they feel themselves getting stuck they will often release or be forced to release any sort of grip they have and/or give up their advantageous grappling position, etc.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What rid they ambush you with? Because if they aren't an objective, immediate threat to your life you can't shoot or stab them.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how is getting stabbed by a knife a deterrent to some crazy crackhead homeless person who is high as a kite and cannot feel pain? let alone get the jump on you if you paid attention to your surroundings.
                schizo, please turn in your guns.

                Unless it's explicitly illegal, what exactly is he going to get in trouble for?

                >a gun
                >made for one purpose
                >resolve to use only for self-defense

                >an ice pick
                >made for one purpose, picking ice
                >premeditate instead to use ice pick as a weapon
                >never use ice pick for intended purpose
                >no utility function
                >modify existing object into 'ice pick' with express intent to cause harm to others

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The “express intent” is to defend himself from others

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You didn't answer my question.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I decline to answer any questions without my attorney present, am I being detained?
                AM I BEING DETAINED!?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                By cutting muscles and tendons you can disable use of a limb even if they can’t feel pain. Realistically though, most assailants can still feel pain. The idea of the knife as a retention weapon is not new or controversial, you’re just an idiot

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > the reason you carry a knife with a gun is as a retention weapon in case you don't have time to draw the gun; it gets them off you and gives you the time/space to draw
                This. Good thing to have if a limb is trapped or if you’re not good at wrestling.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In what fucking world does a gun lose to a machete AND you can then pull a shiv and survive? Why isn’t a basic pocket knife not satisfactory? Plus you have a useful tool. Please don’t say you carry a gun but no knife

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >My thread is about how to not pay $100 for a pointed metal stick though
        Go to local train tracks, pull out one of the nails, done

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't really even need it to be able to cut
        The subhuman pieces of shit wear 4-5 layers of clothing all year round where I live, it's mandatory to use a pick that's at least 30cm

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >We have a terrible homeless problem, and they literally like to walk around attacking people with machetes.
        Sounds like you should get a gun

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Buy any Coldsteel folder with a tri ad lock that is over 4 inches or just make a pick like the other anons have said, overall the pick is a terrible idea and the retards who shill it are probably being paid.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He pops balloons at chucky cheese

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the fuck are you going to do with an ice pick?
    It's an awful self defense tool. It's a shitty tool. You're probably going to have to explain yourself extra eloquently if you stab someone.
    To answer your question, get some carol steel bar stock. Shape it how you want. Heat it until non-magnetic (that means a magnet doesn't stick to it.), Drop it in some used motor oil. Buff all the gross shit off. Put it in a 450F oven for a couple hours. Voila. You're gonna need to Google "quenching" , "tempering" etc related to the particular steel you use.
    >Scrap yard method
    Google "spark test metal identification"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Carbon steel bar stock.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Easier to get a chainsaw file, grind the point close and draw the temper in his oven and then stick a handle of some flavor on it

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There are people so legitimately retarded they would drop $100 of a fucking pointed metal stick
    I hope to god you're an edgy 11 year old because if this thread was made by an adult I genuinely worry about how stupid some people can be

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Big flashlight would better in almost all ways except concealment/carry but then again whats essentially just a stripped down $20 mallninja pen would be hard to beat for carry.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean like you could like buy a 90D framing nail for like 50 cents or like buy a tent peg for a dollar. You know dude like why you gotta make it harder.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have pic related, it's cheap and titanium, it isn't going to break

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you're kakihara from ichi the killer it's probably not a great idea unless you need to push recessed buttons to reset things
    although if you want to larp as kakihara you might wanna start with the dope suits and hit up PrepHole

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Buy titanium rod slightly larger than your desired end diameter.
    >Use gentle stock reduction to craft the perfect lightweight and super strong killer ice pick. Also rust proof, very classy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      OPs picture is like $15 and is titanium

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get an actual knife so it's not completely useless unless you're stabbing someone. if you'll consider a folding knife you can pack more blade length in a smaller package, like a cold steel luzon or ti lite. if you want a fixed blade, get a cold steel spike. only recommending cold steel because price and blade length, but get whatever you like. a ring hook and pick set would probably be cheapest outside of buying a flat head and grinding it to a point or doing similar to an 8" bolt

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That one is so cheap, why not get it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so...maybe wrap the handle in some paracord or a leather strand. its not better than a knife of equal length....id really like to see the internal damage that happens with this vs a regular knife.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah the handle is a little slippery, it needs something.
        I dunno I have tons of knives, pic related is like a year old pic and I have even more.
        But this is a titanium pick and I think it was less than $20.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bruh. the crkt SPEW is a nasty cutter. if that had a longer handle and maybe a bigger blade it would be one of my favorite EDC knives for actual potential defense use. the mora is a good choice cause its small and can just be kept freshly sharpened.
          >the brown knife on the bottom right honestly looks like the things id want to tangle with the least. i think its warrencliff?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The one you're talking about is a CRKT dragon I think it was called, I think it's been discontinued.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              bruh. the crkt SPEW is a nasty cutter. if that had a longer handle and maybe a bigger blade it would be one of my favorite EDC knives for actual potential defense use. the mora is a good choice cause its small and can just be kept freshly sharpened.
              >the brown knife on the bottom right honestly looks like the things id want to tangle with the least. i think its warrencliff?

              Yeah it is the dragon, just checked.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                now thats one bad dragon anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      maybe because the alien stilleto from the x files is a stupid idea for a weapon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was highly effective

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to CC a blade because you cannot CC a gun then I guarantee you will get in trouble for using it because you live in a commie state. Get pepper spray, assuming you're even allowed that.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why????

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You watch spy family don’t you anon

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably just a sharpened screwdriver my guy. Or just buy a knife... Lol you're up to somethin.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That is downright retarded, OP. If you walk around with that thing and get searched or do actually use it in a fight, you are absolutely fucked. "Uh, yeah, I was going to chip off some ice from the freezer in my car for a cocktail after work" will just draw the attention of police and whatever your version of the DA's office is. If you have a simple, legal fixed blade knife, not only can you actually cut (you know, in case throwing your whole body weight into a thrust might be a bad idea around a machete-wielding homeless guy), you can actually claim you need it for your job and just defended yourself.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unless it's explicitly illegal, what exactly is he going to get in trouble for?

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