Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tanto/Pachinko!











Made this slingshot today. I named it "Tanto/Pachinko", as "pachinko" means "slingshot" and "tanto" means "dagger".

The handle is the original tanto one, I just welded a slingshot frame that fits the same as the blade. These two are now fully interchangeable.

Feels great in the hand!

I did not polish the steel, just brushed it to give it a rough "fighting" look. A most unusual slingshot.

94 comments:

  1. Two awesome weapons in one! This looks very nice, with this combination you could survive any situation.

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  2. I was fascinated by Japanese swords when i was a kid, but i later realized that projectile weapons are more fun.

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  3. So this is the best of both worlds, right?

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  4. absolutely amazing, crazy, yes, but still amazing, I see it now, ninjas with slingshots take that samurai!

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  5. Looks great--did you make the case and handle for the dagger?

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  6. Yellow :)
    My old and new passion combined in one toy and tool :)
    I like that the pin (mekugi) and the hole in the frame are holding everything in place like in the original. Have you thought about making the frame to look a bit older? Some acid dye or even a lemon juice if this is a carbon steel.
    Very interesting one, that’s for sure :)
    Cheers
    Rafal

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  7. It is really impressive...
    where do you get all those ideas...great..

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  8. This is great looking, but i want to see the canoon .

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  9. I did not know that pachinko means slingshot! Japaneses are crazy playing those pachinko machines. By the way, the balls used on that machines are great for shoting with slingshot, and they have looooads!!
    Really nice and original japanese style interchangeable weapons.

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  10. great design. but how does it shoot?

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  11. i absolutey love the handle great work as always

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  12. Looks very cool! :)

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  13. "A most unusual slingshot."
    That's not a surprise. When was the last time you made a usual one? ;)

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  14. that is so unbelievable .. have you ever thought about a collapsible baton slingshot?

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  15. A "Schweizer Offiziersmesser", Samurai-Style.

    I want this one!

    Although it may be tricky to change the blade or slingshot on the fly.

    Great one!!!

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  16. LOL Every time I wonder, "How will he top this?", or "Now what is left to do?", you come up with something from left field. I am impressed as always. Pity you can only use one at a time. NASA could use a fellow with your innovative mind. All the best!

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  17. NASA? Maybe shooting the rockets to outter space with a gigantic Rocket-Launcher-Slingshot!? Sounds fun :P nvm.


    I would've loved this Ninja thing when i was a kid. I wanted to be a ninja, bought a sword at a garage sale and *swing* a big cut in my parents couch... do i have to say that i never saw that sword again? ^^

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  18. That is awesome i can imagine a ninja with one!

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  19. Genius!! A slingshot to pear with a ninjas favorite weapon! Awesome!

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  20. @Howard~ Think of the cost savings of rocket fuel! Heck, it they can make a sling to shoot off two people at amusement parks, then why not a satellite by something the inventive mind of Joerg Sprave could cook up? FYI, I've mentioned in a previous post he should be shot off in one of those amusement park sling shots with video for us to see. I think it would be poetic justice, and right and fitting! :) (oddly, he never responded.) :)

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  21. that is so cool, only thing i can add is build or modify the sheath so you can pull it out like a tanto

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  22. that is great!

    i had an idea about the dogwood forks, because they polish up so nicely have you thought about carving one to look like it is made out of bones? that would be sweet!

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  23. Very nice. Love seeing your YouTube vids!

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  24. Now I'd like to see the slingshot launch the tanto blade; maybe some aerodynamic adjustments for the extreme ninja... I have seen your work for the first time tonight, my favorite is the olive wood handle, very beautiful wood. I think I need to learn to shoot a sling... cheers

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  25. I can see it now. Dusk is just coming on in a clearing in a bamboo forest. A man wearing a straw hat assumes a ready stance and grabs the hilt of his sword. About twenty feet away, Joerg, in traditional swordsman clothing, does the same, ready for this ronin. The ronin assumes a dash straight for Joerg, who, immediately, draws his sword. But, he draws far too early leaving himself open for- wait a minute! That's not a sword at all, it's a slingshot! Joerg pulls out a steel ball and fires at the ronin, knocking him unconscious. The ronin learns a valuable lesson: do not underestimate the power of the slingshot!

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  26. man this is excellent! similar to the hand gun/folding knife scales idea I mentioned but much nicer. I like the name too. Pachinko is the old school/classic way of referring to the slingshot.

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  27. @Mr D Sir: Great short story, I enjoyed it. Thanks for that!

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  28. Well, I know I'll get a lot of hate for this but this is the first of your designs I'm not that crazy about, sorry. The first and last two photos looks like the slingshot is mounted on a monopod for a camera (the side views). I could see how the sword handle would feel good in the the hand to grip but not sure if it's practicale or fits the theme of the sword.... If the end of the slingshot was a knife blade that could be drawn and used, I like it more as being more in keeping with the Japanese sword theme or ninja theme. Of course, that's just me.
    As always, great imageination and skill and please keep pushing the limits in Slingshot design!

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  29. I think if you could put the slingshot on the other side, while still keeping the blade, it would be awesome! Some kind of deadly ninja combo-weapon!

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  30. Yellow :)
    @Udjee Lepus – yap, shooting that combo would be a hell of a fun.
    Especially with the flip of a wrist if it’s needed ;) :)
    And you would have to make a new handle for that one.
    Cheers
    Rafal

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  31. lol this is pretty neat. I've always wanted a Tanto though. This is just as good.

    BANSAI!!!!!!!

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  32. Now to make it fire shurikens, and you're in business :D

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  33. how did you make the change mechanism? is it fast? did you make it with screws or is it a snap in.. kinda thing? :-D

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  34. What a great idea! Hehe, Slingshots Everywhere!

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  35. oh hell xD what a great idea^^ let's shoot Shurikens with it^^

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  36. It looks great and must feel really nice in your hand as well, that'd probably be something that I would want if I were to go hunting small game (well, that's if I ever get a slingshot). Your projects are amazing, you never stop surprising me.

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  37. You made a way to fight vampires with your arrow thing. Now you have a way to kill ninjas aswell ;)

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  38. What a cool weapon, the ninjas will love this !!!

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  39. Interesting idea. After using a knife next would be transforming a real gun into a slingshot^^

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  40. brilliant idea what ever does not get used gets re used to something better!

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  41. What a great idea! I am really impressed and can't to see what you come up with next!!!!

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  42. He he)))A new era of samurai weapons comes again) handle is really comfortable, I know it on my swords

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  43. Nice duo, how many time du you spend to make it in that way?
    How does it shoot?

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  44. cool, you can shoot your prey from a distance and then finish them off if theyre still clinging to life.

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  45. cool, you can shoot your prey from a distance and then finish them off if theyre still clinging to life.

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  46. Looks amazing, but Joerg i didnt know you are a japanese cultural lover. I hope you love Seven Samurai i love it!!!

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  47. I love all your slingshots!! But hos is it going with the Canon?

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  48. Wow, I just watched your hunting bow / crossbow video. That monster has a mean profile...I love it.

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  49. wow, this is cool! just imagine a ninja with a slingshot:)

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  50. Looks amazing, great job!.

    Ninja-sling i would call it :)!

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  51. I like your slingshots very much your designs are great and really push the limits if i win can pm you via youtube

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  52. Guys this slingshot is for Masters only. In Japan if You d would miss with this slingshot it has neat feature, as sign of great dishonour with litlle change you can preform harikiri! Samurai would love it as i do!!!

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  53. Lol someone is a slingshot smith! That design is epicly awesome. Great grip for incredible accuracy.

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  54. Funny i didnt look at the site for 2 days and what happens : 2 new beauty,s :)
    Like this one but love the six cirkle Maka Mong one !!! And thanks for the polishing tips.

    All the best.

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  55. cant wait till you make your own website. i just quit that dumbass slingshot forum aswell.

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  56. badass :) the ultimate fighting slingshot

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  57. will you be doing a video on it?

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  58. I may include it in a future video, but now I got to focus on the cannon. Lots of work ahead.

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  59. you are truly an artist. thank you for all the how to videos, i'm inspired!

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  60. This a perfect fusion of two of my favorite things.

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  61. Looks cool,
    but I don´t think
    I can shoot with it: (

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  63. WOW what a talent that is the best asian looking warrior slingshot bright idea joerg :)

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  64. Wow, that is amazing. I never thought of using a blade as a handle. haha. Hope that handle doesn't slip!

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  65. I would love to have one of your slingshots :D

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  66. Servus Joerg,
    Das was du herstellst sind keine Slingshots das ist Kunst! Du hast mich so für das Thema interresiert das ich mir gestern gleich mal Thera-Band Gold gekauft habe ^^
    Ich denk meine erste "Homade SLingshot" besorg ich mir morgen im Wald. Dann kann ich dir nur noch ein Kompliment für dein Denken geben. (damit mein ich z.B. deine haltung gegenüber den ganzen unnötigen Verboten.)

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  67. I like it!
    Every Ninja deadly assassin should have one...

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  68. That is one scary looking slingshot man.

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  69. may i ask where you got the tanto from? also collecting many weapons including iaito, but i think that one is real steel?

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  70. As a lover of all things Japanese (married a Japanese girl ;) ) and your slingshots, I really like this!
    You really have a talent for expanding and innovating what is essentially a very basic design.

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  71. I'm glad you didn't polish it Joerg, it gives it a much nicer look just being brushed.

    My only criticism would be that there is a lot of unused handle beneath where you would grip it, as the handle you used is designed for use with both hands. BUT like I said, it is my only criticism and other than that I really like it!

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  72. lol, I thought your slingshots were badass, but this sword is just awesome

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  73. God yes, that thing looks beastly.

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  74. I have the same tanto, but I found it hard to disassemble it. How hard was it to disassemble?

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  75. Awesome. Jörg-san - a true slingshot samurai. BANZAI...

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  76. Hallo Jörg,
    Einfache eleganten Design. Ich komme aus den USA, aber ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch. Ich lebte in Würzburg, wenn ich in der Armee war. Ich vermisse Bayern. viel Glück

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