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Blackout Bowie

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Brad, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I just finished this one up. I had made the blade a while ago but never finished it. I decided to get it done and off my bench. I made it a half D guard. I thought it looks like something you would find buried on a civil war battleground. The specs are 1084 steel, cord wrapped handle soaked in epoxy the guard is mild steel. The spacer and pommel are aged hammer finished copper.

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  2. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    That is really cool! Glad you finished it...
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very nice Brad! Love the shape of the guard and the copper bolsters. Cool.
     
  4. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Nice. How did you get that aged looking etching on the blade? Suits the knife well
     
  5. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Very nicely done!
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    I etched the blade and guard in bleach. My methods are not perfected by any means there is a lot of trial and error.

    Thanks for the comments
     
  7. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Holy hell, I love that knife. Very nice work. I haven't had the guts to try something like a D guard yet.
     
  8. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I've never been a huge lover of bowies, but this, this could make me a convert. I love the treatment of the blade and guard, love the copper. The cord wrap makes it complete. Well done.
     
  9. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    THAT is a very nice looking piece!
     
  10. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Anyone say nice knife yet:whistling all the color and textures come together nicely
     
  11. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Thanks guys
     
  12. poppa bear

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    Very nice job
     
  13. shadman

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    very nice-love the grinds
     

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