The Warthog A-10 is a badass plane, about that there can be no doubt. And at the heart of that badass plane is the 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon, a massive gun the plane itself is essentially built around. But after thousands and thousands of shots, the barrels of a GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon wear out. When they do, Shane Barefoot can turn them into sweet one-of-a-kind knives.

A knife-maker by hobby rather than trade, Barefoot has been dabbling in the art for close to two decades now, though he says the knives he isn’t ashamed to show off have all been made in the past ten or twelve years. These GAU-8 knives are just one of his more recent projects.

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Image courtesy of Barefoot Custom Knifes

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