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Thread: Steve Culver MS - San Francisco style Bowie w/ Silver sheath

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    Steve Culver MS - San Francisco style Bowie w/ Silver sheath


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    ABS Master Smith Steve Culver made this beautiful San Francisco style spear-point bowie and sliver sheath for our CKCA Mini Show & Banquet at BLADE Show this year. CKCA members attending the banquet got an early-bird opportunity to purchase it (seven distinguished makers participated) and there was considerable buzz about it in the room. For Steve there was also an element of personal challenge as it was his first two piece wrapped frame handle. Everyone agreed it was a home-run effort by Steve and the knife was purchased by an enthusiastic CKCA collector member who then had to endure a few envious looks and comments.

    Blade: 1084 Carbon Steel
    Handle: Interior Mammoth Ivory
    Frame, Fittings & Sheath: Argentium Sterling Silver
    Tang Nut: Stainless Steel
    Engraving: Steve Culver
    OAL: 10 3/4 inches
    Blade Length: 6 inches


    Buddy Thomason

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    Really Outstanding...!!!

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    Buddy, your photography is 3D!!!!! Way good!

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    One of my favourite knives of the year so far - I'm sure the lucky owner is still grinning.

    Roger

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    That is amazing!
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    Thumbs up

    Wonderful work by a great person and bladesmith....one of the best.

    The pictures aren't too bad either.....

    Rest in Peace my friend...see you on the other side.

    NRA LIFE/ENDOWMENT MEMBER


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    Beautiful execution of a classic. Steve's one of the very best.

    Saw this one in person, and it's exquisite.

    Great shot, Buddy.

    John
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    Steve's a good guy and does beautiful work, his precision in fit, finish and detail is always an inspiration and a pleasure to see.

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    Buddy,

    That's a super photo.

    I saw this knife at the CKCA Show and it is spectacular.

    Great job Steve.

    Jim Treacy


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    Michael Price himself would be proud. Outstanding knife and sheath Steve. Buddy the photo is equally great.
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    The crafstmanship and skill just boggles my mind.

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    Oh, my. That's the one.
    Great image, Buddy, you can see everything.
    Congrats to the lucky owner.

    Doug

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    An exquisite example of a Price styled piece that Buddy truly did justice

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    Exceptional knife and photo.
    Top shelf all the way.

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    One of my favorite knives that I saw at the show. Thanks for posting this.

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    Very nice. Great photo

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    I doubt that many people realize how much technical effort goes into this kind of wrap.

    Great job, Steve. And a really, really nice piece all the way around. Particularly lovely ivory and just the right touch of engraving for such a design.

    Bob
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    Sorry to be so late to post a reply to this thread. I've been so busy with my current project that I have not spent much time perusing the forums. Buddy had to thump me on the head and tell me this thread was up.


    Thanks to all for the kind compliments on the knife! And a special thanks to Buddy for an awesome job with the photo and for posting it on this Forum!


    I really enjoyed making this knife and I plan to make more of them. I had wanted to build a San Francisco bowie for a long time, but just never got the project slotted into my shop time. When I was asked to be one of the 7 makers to build knives for this year's CKCA Banquet, I found the excuse to get it done. So, I guess I should thank the CKCA for that!!!


    Again; Thanks to all. I'm glad that you like the knife!!
    Steve Culver
    ABS Master Bladesmith
    Blade Show Table 11-S
    steve@culverart.com
    www.culverart.com

    http://www.kansasknives.org

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