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Bowie/fighter

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Magnus, May 7, 2020.

  1. Magnus

    Magnus Member

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    Another one in the books. Is this a bowie or a fighter? I'm not really sure.

    It's 17" OAL, ~10" blade, 5 stacked bars, mildly twisted, each with ~28 layers (1095 and 15N20). Fittings are blued steel and brass, scales are stabilized maple burl. 58 Rc.

    A couple of firsts for me on this one: first frame handle, first false edge, first pommel nut, first coffee etch.

    I'm still on the fence with how the 5-bar pattern turned out but it's growing on me. There's also a bit of a lip on the spacer and some of the bluing wasn't perfect - I may redo some of this but on the plus side, the distal taper was damn near perfect.

    Cheers, Magnus.

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    The white mark on the guard, above, is actually a dog hair not a scratch. The dog is losing his winter coat so there's fur friggin everywhere.

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Wow, Taking it to the next level. That is one great looking knife! Anytime I am looking at 10" blade I can't help but imaging the amount of work that went into it. Top notch hardware and fitment and the burl goes great with the pattern in the steel too.
     
  3. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson Member

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    Not to copy Dan but Wow. That's a beautiful knife. Congratulations
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Wesshepherd New Member

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    That's a beauty! Hopefully one day I have enough experience to start making my own blades.
     
  6. Magnus

    Magnus Member

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    Thanks guys, I was pretty happy with how this one turned out.
     

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