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Damascus Survival Bowie

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by stevebates, May 4, 2014.

  1. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Here is a Damascus survival Bowie I am working on for a customer. It is 13" OAL with bottle opener etc.. And will have red/black lava flow Kirinite scales with stainless steel bolsters and pommel.
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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    That's going to be one beast of a knife. Grinds look great. Can't wait to see it finished.
     
  3. stevebates

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    Yes it is Dan...lol!!! A little overkill for what I'm used to ;)
     
  4. Rob W

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    ho-ahhh thats got some meat and potatoes to it Steve !! look forward to the build !!
     
  5. stevebates

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    Thanks Rob, I fileworked it today and heat treated. It's in for tempering now...lol! Gotta get back to the show knives ;)

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  6. Grayzer86

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    Looking good bud. The only thing that would worry me is the notches being a possible weak point if it's Batoned very heavily but with them being nicely rounded like that it may never be an issue. Hell I have Batoned with my folding benchmade griptillian
     
  7. stevebates

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    Thanks Grayzer, the customer wanted all the little extras in it, I am not particularly a fan of it, but it is actually a copy of another makers knife as far as the design goes although the original was a hidden tang. ;)
     
  8. stevebates

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    Heat related, cleaned and etched! Things are coming together :)

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  9. stevebates

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    Stupid autocorrect!!! "Treated"...lol!!!
     
  10. Alexander13

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    Looking pretty sweet!
     
  11. Foster J

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    I like the Damascus pattern. Did you make it Steve?
     
  12. stevebates

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    Thanks J, no I didn't make the Damascus (I wish) don't have the equipment for it yet ;)
     
  13. stevebates

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    The finished product minus the sharpening! Not the greatest pics as I took them with my IPad but you'll get the jist...lol!!!

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  14. Icho-

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    Very nice! I like it. the kirinite looks cool. I have some similar that I bought to try making my first pen..... one of these days.
     
  15. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very cool knife and sheath. Best looking bottle opener I've ever seen! ;)
     
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  16. Foster J

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    That turned out great Steve. Like the scales.
     
  17. stevebates

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    Thanks J, I had my doubts how the scales would look so I added the stainless bolsters and pommel to accent them rather than have the scales take over the look. I am much happier with this look as well. ;)
     
  18. stevebates

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    I'll have to try cracking open a beer with it before I send it away Dan ;)
     
  19. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I'm sure that thing would work well opening bottles, cans or kegs! :)
     
  20. stevebates

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    Lol..Dan! Bring over a keg lets give it a go ;)
     

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