Some jurisdictions are becoming nanny-states as they outlaw virtually every "scary" object. This post is intended to be a bit of "push back", a demonstration of what a nimble mind can do.
|Toe nail clippers. Can you think of a more pedestrian, less scary object? Comprised of two, 1/2 inch (12.7mm) long cutting edges.|
|Toenail clippers on the left. 1/2" diameter Grade 8 bolt (after a trip to the grinding wheel) on the right. Bolt is half as scary as the toenail clippers because it has only one, 1/2" long cutting edge.|
|This could even more easily have been a cold chisel or a screw driver. Or, lacking anything else, it could be fabricated out of a piece of concrete rebar. Discoloration of the metal is due to quenching.|
|The threaded end is a wee bit difficult to grip, so notches were ground into it to facilitate attaching a handle.|
|There we go. A six foot long handle (a walking stick). Just the right length for trimming one's toenails without bending over. This is not finished. It will get a wire wrap around the end to prevent splitting.|