- Clear trails and brush
- 13-Inch high carbon steel blade with saw back
- Kraton rubber handle
- Includes nylon sheath
- Overall length: 18.95-Inches; Weight: 13-Pounds
The SOGfari machete features a 13 in. black powder coated straight blade. Made form 2Cr13Mov steel the blade features a working saw on its spine andes with a black kraton handle that includes a spiked thang a nylon sheath and has an overall length of 19 in.
The SOGfari 13-inch machete (model MC-01) is an exciting addition to the SOG Specialty Knives and Tools family. Machetes are one of the more useful edged tools in the world, perfect for clearing brush, blazing trails, chopping wood, harvesting crops, making shelters, preparing meals, and more. Careful attention has been given to the SOGFari to make sure that the weight was right and the handles were comfortable for extended use. Whip it through the air and hear it sing.
SOG has added a real working saw on the back of the blades with teeth that cut deep. Extended out of the back of the handle is a spiked tang for pounding and scraping. There are even holes in the handle to mount lanyards. All SOG products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the original purchaser.
|Blade length||12.9 x 0.8 inches|
|Overall length||18.95 inches|
|Edge||Straight and saw back|
|Finish||Black powder coated|
What’s in the Box
MC-01 SOGfari 13-inch machete, nylon sheath
Kraton rubber handle (view larger).
Includes nylon sheath (view larger).
List Price: $ 27.00
painting a table black?
we saw a good coffee table at a yard sale… it’s good but we imagine it to be better if it was black so we bought winmax stain at home depot… but its texture is watery… sorry i don’t know anything about paints so I’m a bit disappointed. I’ve only tried to apply it once and it doesn’t seem to change the color of the table from brown to black. I know it’s not going to work with just one stroke but will it ever give me the black coffee table look that I wanted because otherwise I would not waste my time reapplying it. What do you suggest i use? btw, I chose the ebony minwax stain… thanks!
Suggestion by Lillith
stain is just that, a stain and is absorbed into the wood while still showing the grain of the wood.
Did you sand off any finish that the table already had?
If there was any sort of stain or paint already on the table, you can run into problems.
At this point, I suggest sanding the table until the surface is soft and smooth. Start with a heavy sand paper and work your way to a finer paper.
Once that is done, be sure to wipe it clean of any dust left over from sanding. A soft damp cloth works well.
Let the table dry, then get some real paint, not stain.
I would use spray paint, but if you are not careful and apply it lightly with several coats- letting it dry in between, you could have some inconstancy in color and texture. You can also end up with drips.
The easier way is to get a small can of enamel paint and a soft brush and just apply a coat, let it dry, sand it lightly and apply a second coat.
Suggestion by oldehippy99
The old coffee table is no doubt covered with a whole range of materials including nicotine, skin oils, furniture polishes of various kinds plus the original finish which may be laquer, point, varnish or urethane. If you hope to have a finish that will look good in your home, all this stuff has to come off first.
Start by washing it at least twice with a solution of TSP – Tri-sodium phosphate — it’s cheap at most paint stores. It’s a white powder you mix about 2-4 tablespoons with a couple of quarts of water. Use rubber gloves to avoid totally drying out your skin. Then rinse and let dry.
Now you have a choice. If you’ll be satisfied with a “mediocre” finish and if the table has few deep chips or scratches, you can spray paint it with 3 – 4 coats of Tremclad black paint either gloss or satin. In years of experience, I have found this to be the Only brand of spray paint that covers evenly and stays put.
If you want a much better “factory” finish, you will need to buy a good quality paint stripper and use it according to the instructions on the can to get all of the current finish off. You’ll also need a few tools:
4 inch putty knife to scrape of the gooey old paint when the paint stripper has softened it.
a fine brass-bristle “tooth brush” available at Rona, Lowes or Home Depot for getting the goo out of the cracks and corners
a flat blade screw driver – same purpose
a fine and a medium sanding sponge to sand down the table after you have finished removing all the old finish and let the table dry. — There will be fine wood-hairs that need to be removed with the medium and then fine sanding sponges.
Now if you use the minwax stain it should give you the satin ebony effect you may be seeking. It is an excellent product when used as per the directions on the container.
If you are looking for a gloss effect, go with two coats of high gloss black Tremclad paint. Apply two thin coats carefully with a fine brush avoiding bubbles or runs. Buy a 1 liter or 1 quart can. The stuff is also great for metal lawn ornaments, window box trim, etc.