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Ivory handled bowie and sheath

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Raymond Richard, May 13, 2011.

  1. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard New Member

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    Here's one I've been working on for a week or so. 9" W-2 blade, fossil walrus ivory handle, with an iron S guard and the rest of the fittings are out of wrought iron wagon wheel. 14" overall. I just got the sheath together yesterday but had run out of leather finish. Need to make a trip into town to get more.

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  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Great knife! I love the way you used the wrought iron with the ivory and how the rolling hamon plays off against the straight lines.

    Some knives are really nice to look at. Some, like this, make you want to hold them.

    Oh, and welcome to CKM. That's a heck of an introduction.
     
  3. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. This knife is an order, now if I can just reach the customer and let him know its a done deal. I could post a few other recent projects if you like.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Post away. We love to see new knives.
     
  5. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Fine looking Bowie. Thanks for sharing and welcome.
     
  6. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard New Member

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    Here's a 12" toothpick I did a couple weeks ago. Normally I forge all my blades first and then grind but old age has been forcing me to do more grinding. This is the first dagger I have done in years.


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  7. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Wow...I like that too.
     
  8. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard New Member

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    FORGE Active Member

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    Glad you posted some pictures of your work Raymond. :clap2:
    That is a great looking Bowie and a good looking sheath.:clap2:
     
  10. Raymond Richard

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    Cal, I finally remembered what my password was. I think I'm going to take a break and try some simple blacksmithing projects this week.
     
  11. knottysticks

    knottysticks New Member

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    Wow nice work Raymond, and thanks for the link. Your build alongs are well done, real easy to understand. Many thanks.
     
  12. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard New Member

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    Over the years I have noticed most people tend to make things much more difficult than they really need to be. Bladesmithing/blacksmithing are both trades that common sense can be applied. If it wasn't simple I sure couldn't do it. Now if I could just get myself a younger body that would make things much nicer.....
     

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