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Bowie For The Ladies

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by John Noon, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Or guys who love flowers, not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Made this Bowie type thing a month or so back and finally got around to making a sheath for it with lots of color dye and a little bit of tooling.

    Top of opening molded so that the cutting edge does not rest on the welt and tip is clear as well. Strap is opposite of the cutting edge so no worries about hacking it up over the years.

    Using a post for securing the strap which work well, One I have here is still serviceable on a knife from 1963.
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Desert Rose?

    I noticed you popped a flower right dab-smack in the foldover's stitch area on the sheath. Cool! Nice mosaic thong tube.

    What steel and what echant? It looks really dark and flows with the bolster. I like it.

    Dan
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of the flower type to be honest and on occasion decide that the sewing is not a border and do the tooling like it is not there.
    Handle is stabilized Maple with a transparent red dye.
    Blade is AISI 1095 with a light etch in muriatic acid then cold bluing applied to a warm blade.

    I left a bit of pattern along the side of the blade to give it a bit of texture then finished the bevel to 800 grit before cold bluing.
    Didn't have steel wool to polish the bluing so used a shop rag and green scrubby pad.

    Took so long trying to get the mosaic tube lined up with the other pin it was almost comical at one point.
     

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