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Anyone try grinding the sharp edge off of a machete, and then use it as a prop? Would this be unsafe in any way? I bet it'd sure look convincing...
Anyone try grinding the sharp edge off of a machete, and then use it as a prop? Would this be unsafe in any way? I bet it'd sure look convincing...
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Anyone try grinding the sharp edge off of a machete, and then use it as a prop? Would this be unsafe in any way? I bet it'd sure look convincing...
what would you do with it?? If it's just sitting where ToT's can't get to it, then you're fine, but if someone is running with it or swinging it, it might not be worth the risk.
 

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The "point" on a machete is not a sharp point. A little work with a grinder and you can put a round edge on the blade and round off the point a little. You would have a "safe" machete in so much as you wouldn't have to worry about cutting yourself if you picked it up in the dark. It can still do a significant amount of damage if you accidently swung it into someone. The blade on a real machete tapers slightly before the final edge is developed. Even though it's not sharp, imagine what a 1/16" wide piece of steel would do if someone knocked you on the head with it!

Like others have said, if it's going somewhere that your "guests" aren't able, in any way, to come into contact with it, then go for it! You can get cheap machetes from Harbor Freight for less than 10 bucks, IIRC. If you want someone running through your haunt with a machete, then I vote for a foam machete.

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I grinded the edges flat,then painted the edge with latex. I then painted the latex like blood and put on blood paste. I would carry it at my side pointing down , never raising it. Never had a problem cuz people would not get close to me.
 
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