Melee thread? Melee thread.
Post your melee weapons and share designs.
I finally got my hunting bat back from the police and I thought a good old melee thread would be just the thing to celebrate the occasion. Pic related.
so you took a baseball bat, which is already a pretty decent weapon on it's own, and wrapped barbed wire around the end so it can get caught, tangled and stuck in shit
truly the next Macgyver
Hello /k/omrade, great to finally meat you. I kill animals with clubs too.
Pic related, works in progress for 'coons.
>not wanting to add puncture damage for DOT
Heres sumfin I dun killed with a spikey club OP.
spike went right through her garden-fed fat ass.
Hi, great to see I'm not the only one.
What kind of club are you using? What kind of animals?
I'm working on my running so I can start actually catching the animals by running them to a choke point rather than by ambush like I do now.
Finally, the club that finally ended my white wale did it. Guess which one.
How big is that guy?
Pic related is the biggest I've gotten with my bat.
I regret not taking a photo with the gunstock warclub in the shot
She was full grown and fat and had a litter of pups that were at least 3 weeks old. She was devastating my mom's garden for two years since we planted it until I was able to do her in.
As for your tactics question, I use a combination of ambush and choke points. aka block them from their usual escape route to get them out of the brush so you can have a throw at them.
Yes. And I don't think I'm nuts. I'm trying to be as ethical as possible and I have gotten pretty good at hunting with this method. I think it is humane and usually it is a quick kill.
Even the traps I've set up have been more humane than the commercial ones, at least in my opinion. I took a photo of the machete trap because people have been asking for it. Pic related.
I got charged with two counts of animal abuse and some other minor stuff. They didn't understand that this really is a more ethical way of hunting no matter how much I tried explaining it.
Last time I changed the strings on my bass guitar, I weaved 'em into a braid, with the ball ends free and the "grip" improvised in epoxy and tape, like a flagrum whip made of steel. Haven't tried it on anyone yet but I bet this shit hurts.
The idea behind this trap is that the tree branches guide the animal to the trip wire and the machete decapitates the rabbit.
The problem I had was timing, out of the three times I got a rabbit with this trap twice it severed the spine and not the head. It's not strong enough to cut clean through in the middle of the spine but it will decapitate a rabbit.
I usually had small fences around the thing to act as a sort of a funnel, guiding the rabbit.
This trap was just the back-up plan, in case I didn't get the rabbit with my bat. I used a rubber bicycle tire as the "spring".
I took the trap down after my neighbors pet pig got killed in it (and it initiated the police investigation and all that shit). I'll probably put it back up again in the winter, but this time I won't just leave it loaded like that.
Yes, I have dug holes and put sharpened thin rebars on the bottom. Didn't function too well because the rebars punctured the rabbit a little too well and it ripped itself apart in panic (I wasn't there to finish it off). So it wasn't as ethical or humane, and to me humane killing is the most important part. Also the meat tasted bad after the guts had been punctured.
I have set up traps similar to the machete trap with just a board with nails that strikes the rabbit in the face area. They are effective but miss a lot for some reason. Putting an apple right in front of the board will make sure that the rabbit is just in the right place but even then it's 50/50.
have you tried adding some weights to the machete? Also, use something with a sharper angle. Remember how force is directed. With your set here, it directs the critter against a flat surface. You want something with a wedge shaped blade, so it acts like a one bladed scissors.
>this whole thread
Guys like you are why I keep coming back to this board, OP. Bless you.
>m-m-muh six brazillion innocent babbies
Awesome dude, did you get it at a renaissance festival when you were 13? Because I did.
Working on jerry-rigging it up with some metal from an old sign, chick wire and a metal handle + leather straps.
I'm really bored kek.
Nice moving goalpost.
I support consent. Not defined by arbitrary ages. I also support people being not convicted before they have committed a crime. You know, how a democratic society should work.
Holy shit, what the fuck am I reading?! You fucking beat animals to death with a bat in your yard while half naked, build VC machete traps, and killed the neighbors pig? You might be batshit insane, but you are pretty fucking /k/.
I remember you
You "hunt" animals by beating them to death. Damn son, you cold. I've seen you post somewhere before.
screen capping for prosperity
I bought it from a secondhand store. No idea about the make and model.
I have thought about setting up a heavy log to drop and crush them but that could break the guts and ruin the meat.
Haha, I have been doing this for couple of years. I don't want to buy processed meat (I'm sort of a Buddhist and try to avoid unethical meat)
Actually I don't live in the UK. But yeah, I can't get real guns because reasons so I have to improvise.
I would never hurt anyone. I'm a pacifist.
The bicycle tire is pretty strong. I had to spend a good while searching for the perfect strength. Rabbit necks aren't too sturdy and so far this trap has killed them instantly. But thanks for the suggestions!
I wrapped wire around the bat along with the barbed wire.
You do realize that most of the time they are dead from one blow? And even if the first blow doesn't kill them they are at least unconscious.
I'm still here.
The pig was an accident, I never meant that to happen. And putting it like that
> beat animals to death with a bat in your yard while half naked
makes me seem crazy and barbaric. The way I see it is that it is a more natural, alternative way to hunt.
If you bothered to read the cap you'd know that there is a reason why I do this "half naked". If I see a rabbit on the yard I just run outside and chase it. You can't spend precious time putting on clothes and shit. That's why I have a robe hanging in the hallway for this very purpose.
Don't you have some children to stalk at the elementary school in your windowless red van while you tell any children who come in that if they tell their parents you'll kill them?
>The pig was an accident, I never meant that to happen. And putting it like that
oh son hold on what
that is too funny my god
Careful, some slightly browner people then normal walked into the coffee shop. They might just be tan, but you can never be too careful.
Since I am defending peoples fundamental rights, I clearly must be a member of that group.
OP, you may be crazier than a shit house rat, but I love you. Imagining a man in naught but a bathrobe chasing an animal through a field while swinging a bat with barbed wire on it is amazing.
Ok. I like OP too much to keep shitting up his thread with trolls trolling trolls. He seems like I guy I would like to have a beer with. OP, if you are ever in the dakotas, make a thread, ill buy a round in your name.
Bro. Bro... Man, I did read it. I did. But you literally do beat animals to death in the yard while half naked. Literally. I mean, it's cool. I'm down. I get it. But fuck, why the hell don't you wear clothes normally? Like, why is it even a thing?!
I have tried swinging and throwing lengths of chain, but it doesn't function too well around trees. But on the open yard it's ok for birds.
It's not like I do it half naked on purpose, but if I happen to see an animal on the yard I'm going to chase it.
I'm usually nude when I'm home (I'm more comfortable and in touch with myself like that)
The blow kills the animal, the nails are there to prevent it from escaping should it live so I can deal the final blow.
You people are a sorry excuse for /k/ommandos. Since when have we cared if a weapon or trap was "normal"? Since when have we thought people were scary and dangerous because of their interest in weapons and traps? That's fucking soccer mom shit.
He's using weapons he created himself, to take game. It's not unethical or cruel, most animals are unconscious or dead in one blow. In fact, that's the way people have been doing it for thousands and thousands of years, the Indians here hunted rabbit with clubs.
I'm fucking ashamed of you. Just because he dresses strangely and chases game at short notice doesn't mean he's some kind of fucking serial killer, he's trying to be self-reliant and go back to the old ways of putting food on the table.
OP gets mad props from me.
This really inspires me. Forgive me for my ignorance but how do you attach the nails and barbed wire to the bat? Are the nails sharp on both sides so you can get them stuck in the bat and be sharp pointy and make the rabbits bleed with the other end?
What about entanglement traps? Like a shitton of fishing line in a game trail or near a bait. Animal flips shit and gets more tangled, have a main signal piece of line run back to your house connected to a bell, so you know a trap is sprung and what trap it is, and boom, batman to the kill. Kinda like a spiders web, but with a bat.
In my country you have to pass two tests to apply for a license and I failed them. I don't have the funds to try again and to be honest I am quite pleased with my current hunting methods.
Also now that I'm facing charges I wouldn't get a license anyway.
You know what I meant. English is not my first language. I meant that I feel more relaxed and happy that way. It's not like I go grocery shopping like that.
This thread got way more attention than I anticipated. Please don't get angry if I don't respond to every question. I'm cooking here and can't respond immediately.
>thinking anyone shouldn't be allowed to own guns
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
Woodchucker here, why do we have to eat varmints? I mean, I would in the winter time because they don't have parasites then, but I have no reason to kill them then.
>he leaves loaded traps
To take game. To eat. That's not a problem, that's self-reliance. An animal caught in a trap still had a better life than something raised in one of those factory farms most of us rely on you ignorant fuck.
>beats small animals to death
Again, that's hunting. It's hunting the way our ancestors did it. They don't feel much pain, it's over very quickly--and there's always a little pain during hunting in nature, think of how wolves hamstring their prey to bring it down. It's only natural, and still better than those fucking disgusting factory farms.
>isn't allowed to own guns
If you think the excuses the governments take to deprive people of the right to own guns are even halfway reasonable you do not belong on /k/.
You're an ignorant fuck.
>supporting any form of gun control
Pic related must be what OP looks like
Something an old ex-con taught me to do is take a length of stiff, strong spring, like a screen door, and coat all but the last two inches in plaster. Then you melt some lead, and pour it into a mold like a metal measuring cup. Dip the non plastered end of the spring in the lead, let it cool. Drip water on the plastered part, the plaster slows down the water to help keep the temper proper, else the metal will get too hard. Wrap the entire thing up in tape. Apply with vigor to skulls.
>he looks Colombian
>he even has that serial killer moustache
I always eat what I kill, that is part of my philosophy (the kinda sorta Buddhism/pacifism mixture). I have been reading many scriptures and wise words said by wise men and I feel the Buddhist way of life is closest to my heart.
The only meat I eat is the meat I have killed, prepped and cooked myself.
Pizza with vegies and fruit on it.
I actually started out that way. But I felt that the animals suffered too much, being entangled in the nets so I took them down. Also I didn't find it as "fair" because it was too easy.
Actually the spider reference is spot on as I constructed the nets around my house and the woods and put a tense fishing line in each net so that if there was eny movement on the net I'd feel it. I pulled all the lines to my front yard and sat there with the lines in my hands (I usually meditated). I copied the technique from spiders after watching nature documentaries. But it was a lot of work and as I said i didn't like the idea of animals just strangling there before I got there to finish them off.
Hopefully OP is on a govt watch list and being taken in for a psych evaluation. Barring that, I hope he receives the maximum sentence for beating small animals to death.
What a piece of shit.
Op could make a squirrel log. You get two or three, because other squirrels see the ones hanging and go to play. You have to switch trees everytime though. Fuckers learn.
I tried a trap similar to that with a nail board as I think I already explained somewhere. It had a small cardboard box with fruit inside. The rabbit would have to put its head inside the box to get the fruit. The trap would trip and the nail board would crush the box.
Do you think that kills them instantly?
eh, I don't have anything against killing animals because they're eating your food or breaking your stuff. I just don't like people who kill them for no reason at all.
My aunt cooked up a groundhog once, though, cause her dog killed it, and she said it wasn't too bad.
I am perfectly free to, I could walk down to Walmart and buy a long gun right now if I so chose (not a handgun yet), but I live in a college dorm so I have nowhere to keep one.
I know a lot of communists complain about people "not understanding truuuuuuueeee communism"
but this is definitely a case of a moron not understanding libertarianism in ANY sense whatsoever.
How about that. Guess I learned something today.
so are these not weapons?
This is /k/. Not /guns/.
Besides, I really have no good way to own a gun in my situation. The college doesn't allow them, and it wouldn't make sense financially for me to live anywhere else. Also, I have nowhere to shoot that I can afford to visit frequently.
i like primitive hunting, but that bat looks retarded as fuark.
frankly if i was hunting with a stick i would make something much like a hockey stick way more practical for sending small animals to snap city.
Alright, I'm ready to compile some statistics because of this post.
In 2008, this was the quality of posting on /k/:
Lowest:(Weaboo tard)----median: (may-may spouting gun owner)----Highest:(knowledgeable reloader/ gunsmith)
Lowest:[fully autistic--needs his parents to type in the post for him (refer to >>25589057
)]----median: (weaboo tard)----Highest:(may-may spouting gun owner)
Thanks for giving me a way to break away from 4chan, anon.
Thanks for the info. But I'll have to pass, I don't want to put the animals through that (strangulation). Maybe with a spring mechanism that would make a sudden snapping movement once they're hanging, thus breaking their neck. I'd be ok with that.
I'm currently looking into how I could make a trap using electricity. I've gathered up some conductors, capacitors and transformers from microwave ovens.
I have found it to be the most effective method in my area.
Seems like the thread is sprawling out of control and there isn't much conversation about the melee weapons and hunting.. I guess I'll have to try this again at a better hour in the future. But thank you for giving advice and support, I hope next time we can actually talk about the weapons and hunting instead of me and just plain shitposting.
> I'm currently looking into how I could make a trap using electricity. I've gathered up some conductors, capacitors and transformers from microwave ovens
Where do you come up with these ideas?
All OPs, whether they like it or not, fall into the "faggot" category. Now, being a faggot doesn't necessarily mean you're a bad guy---it just means you're a faggot. Since all OPs are faggots, it follows, then, that OP is a faggot.
how in the nine fucks could it be effective when you have to bend seriously over or kneel down and shit to hit a rabbit with it?
to maximize your chances you need something that can be used in an upright stance all the way to the ground and also have a greater impact for the same angular velocity cause as a human being you are greatly limited in that.
obviously pole weapons are superior hunting implement in every which way.
>It's not like he's hurting anyone.
That you know of...
It looks like the squirrel goes through, then falls off the side. Maybe if you had something springy that gets held in place in a nock or groove, then the wire on the end of that. When the squirrel falls, he pulls the tensioned springy branch or whatever, and it smacks him around. Either snap its neck from the jerking movement, or against the log or something.
Just an image I've got in my head.
its okay. its day/k/are no funs and no weapons.
I accept you
Rate my padlock flail, sorry for the shitty picture it's the only one I have of it.
skewered a rat with it last winter, fucker was tryin to steal my chicken eggs
I kind of realized that problem but I just used a length of chain I had laying around, if you have it tipped at an angle it should clear your hand, in my fucking around with it I have yet to hit my fingers.
Thank you OP, you have made my day much better with this thread
I look forward to seeing more of your unusual vietcong esque traps being used to murder small game for your future feasts
>mfw I read this thread
Little proof-of-concept I rigged up to test the strength of a pinned joint (the connection point between shaft and head). Added some sharpened rod spikes for fun.
Immediately tested to destruction. Took a few full-strength blows against solid concrete until the head shattered. The joint remained.
With that information, I went about crafting a custom cane for my grandfather, may he RIP.
Kult of Athena.
They have good prices. They carry a lot of quality stuff, but also some dogshit. So either know what you're looking for, or post some links and we'll tell you if it's worth it.
after you kill the animal/person do you wear the skin?
I feel bad for OP.
He seems nice enough guy. Goofy and bat shit insane, but nice and respectful. And as far as I can tell, he kills the animals without any extra suffering so it really doesn't matter how he does it.
He just wanted to have a conversation and seemed knowledgeable enough and had a childlike enthusiasm and didn't even realize people were laughing at him. It was adorable, fun and interesting, just like the good ol' /k/ threads that used to pop up every once in a while.
But then some faggots come in a ruin this shit.
When was the last time we had an inspiring and good thread with interesting content and helpful and loving atmosphere?
>Yes. And I don't think I'm nuts.
Suuure, Captain bugfuck.
You're completely batshit insane. your idea of "hunting" is a clear indication that you're fucking sick and should be in a hospital for the good of everyone else.
People have been hunting like that for hundreds of thousands of years.
An animal hit in the head with a bat does not suffer any more than an animal that is shot.
Please tell me what the difference between
>shooting an animal
>killing an animal with a bat
Hard mode: explain it without going 'muh feels'
Protip: you can't
I can't believe I'm reading shit like this on /k/
Got a gladius from Kult of Athena with part of my tax refund (I have dubbed it the sword the Internal Revenue Service bought)
While reading this thread a bee flew in and I actually managed to hit the thing
I'm not sure how but I'm not complaining, first blood at least
>being this much of a pussy faggot
Get the fuck off /k/ pusy
I made (heated and hammered the ends of a metal rod) a shit-tier crowbar this winter.
The bullet does things near instantaneously and if you are weak in the arm or swinging awkwardly the thing you are trying to hit will take a few strokes. There's a larger margin of error and in my opinion it's just plain brutal. The animal isn't going to hear the shot if you do it right, but even if you swing like a champ, the things still going to be wrought with fear. How you chose to hunt is your business but I think it's just plain deplorable and I certainly wouldn't want to be associated with you.
It is really really easy to miss the vitals with a firearm. Most of the time the animals runs away and dies, sometimes few feet and sometimes several hundred yards.
Brutality has nothing to do with it because
Poking a hole to another living thing with a lead projectile is brutal too. Don't go into the muh feels territory here.