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Another Bowie

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Brad, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Here is the first knife I made in 2019. The blade is forge finished 5160, fittings are mild steel, the handle is stabilized buckeye burl. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Good looking knife. :):beer:
     
  3. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    @Brad Very nice man, like the lighter colour choice of the wood contrast to the guard (which looks like it’s etched) and the forged scale.
     
  4. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I antiqued the guard by using cold blue then scrubbing most of it off. It is close to looking like the finish on a saddle worn Winchester
     
  5. @HellerWithAGunn

    @HellerWithAGunn New Member

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    I really love that blade profile and the esthetic choices you made with it and the guard. However, I think it would look even better with a deer antler grip. The burl is almost “too pretty”, if you know where I’m coming from. Great job though!
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Gorgeous knife. I love the burl and the lanyard hole. Beautiful contrast with the unfinished part of the blade and the edge. A+
     
  7. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I shouldn't have graded the knife. I'm not really qualified. I only mean that I really like it. Sorry.
     
  8. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Nice work of art and craftsmanship.
     
  9. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I'm not a fan of deer antler for handles. I was going for a Lin Rhea look. He pairs modern highly finished handles with forge finished blades. Everyone has different tastes
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I like it and the lanyard fitting ties it all together
     

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