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Thread: 13 1/2 Inch Walrus/W-2 Bowie in the Japanese Style -Photos Added

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    John you have not only arrived but have come and gone with that one. It is an incredible melding of 2 styles. Very clean and crisp yet it flows with all the grace of a traditional Japanese knife. Very Cool!!!! This one gets a bookmark.

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    That right there is one heck of a disgusting beauty!

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    Absolutely love the way you incorporated the Japanese style into a Bowie !!! Well done, well done !!!

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    Elegant, distinctive, classical and modern. A master's master class in the knife art.

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    I definitely want to see this one John. Very cool. It incorporates so many different elements and does so very well. You are the man.
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    Way cool John. Thumbs up for sure!!
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    Great work....Hope to get the chance to see it at blade.

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    Yes, well, we'll try to overlook the shortcomings.

    I think it's a just about perfect mix of Eastern and Western styles, acknowledging both equally well. I do think that a wooden scabbard would be a neat addition.
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    That this is a take-down piece really impresses.
    In addition to the awesome design and execution already mentioned.

    Doug

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    That is insane, John! What a blade! Love how you have combined the styles. Makes an old collector want to break out into a little 'Come Together'.

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    John,

    I'd like to echo everyone's praise. Just a beautiful incorporation & blending of styles. You've quite a talent. Wish I could see it first hand.

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    I love the fusion of styles. Excellent. Todd

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    Exemplary!

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    Home Run........... Slap-dab out of the park.

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    OK whats wrong with this picture whats wrong.................



    Nothing WOW!!!!!!!!!

    I have often wondered how that would look and I must say well done indeed!!!!

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    OK that really is amazing !!!!!!!!!!

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    Cool knife John --- way different for you, but way cool. Hopefully it'll be on the table at Blade for a gander...
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. This has been an idea sparked partly by watching Stuart B's journey, and by the sheer beauty of Japanese sword art.

    Finding a Walrus tusk with much exposed tapioca, reminding me of ray-skin, gave me the central design inspiration.

    Some unfamiliar operations fell right into place when working on this one, and a couple more beat me like a rented mule, but it's done now, and I'm pleased so many seem to like it.

    Those who can, please come by at Blade, take a close look, and let me know what you think after you hold it and look it over.

    I've got another, very different, piece of Walrus..

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    I love it.
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    Wow, That is amazing!! Great work
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