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Thread: San Mai Bowie, cable/52100 with dammy fittings, stag. SOLD.

  1. #1
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    Tonasket, WA

    San Mai Bowie, cable/52100 with dammy fittings, stag. SOLD.

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    Up for sale is my latest bowie, the first I've made in a good while. I just re-lined my welding forge, and the resulting test run yielded some cable damascus and some 38 layer twist damascus. What the heck, I thought, and welded up a san mai bar with outer layers of cable dammy and a core of 52100. Worked pretty good! I flat ground a clip point bowie blade out of the billet and the result is what you see.

    The blade was interesting to polish. I tried a few methods, but settled on a subtle 1500 grit low-contrast finish. It looked the most even, and the pattern and core stand out nicely when played around in the light. The cable billet was triple stacked and re-welded, giving it an almost tamahagane look.

    This knife was so hard to photograph I nearly had a mental breakdown. I couldnít get a single shot that showed the blade pattern welding well overall, so I had to play the light down it in different ways while taking pics to give an idea. This knife has become the motivation for me to build a bigger and improved light box.

    The fittings are made of 38 layer twist damascus, and the handle is sambar stag.

    I made a lace-up right hand loop sheath out of some good 10 oz. cowhide with a twist damascus arrowhead as a lacing bead.

    ETA: Looking the post over, I noticed on the 4th pic down near the end of the handle you can see a blood spot from where I seriously stabbed myself with a tang broach when making this. It has now been cleaned off VERY well.

    Measurements are as follows:
    Blade length 8-3/4"
    Cutting edge 8-1/4"
    Overall length 14"
    Blade height at heel 1-5/8"
    Max spine thickness .170"
    Edge before sharpening .012".
    Balance point is right on the front of the guard.

    Asking price is $560 U.S. SOLD. Price includes shipping to the 50 states. I will ship around the world; I just ask that in this case the buyer pay the added shipping costs.

    Here's a bunch of pics.

    I make knives to the best of my ability and knowledge. I research to find the best materials and methods to use, in order to provide the very best product, in terms of value, durability, performance, and aesthetics. Should you find a knife you have bought from me to be lacking in any of these respects, you may ship it back to me at my expense for a full money-back return.

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    Also, if this knife or any other I have made that you have seen looks close to something you would like, or if you would like to talk about an entirely different knife design altogether, please contact me, I do custom orders as well and always enjoy talking about knife designs, whether or not we actually end up doing business.

    Salem Straub
    Last edited by Salem Straub; 07-11-2012 at 05:48 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Durban, South Africa
    Beautiful knife!

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