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    "Sukiyaki Western Django" hamon bowie. SOLD.


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    "Sukiyaki Western Django" hamon bowie.

    Here's an interesting hamon bowie for you all to look at. It marries Japanese and Western elements, throwing in a pinch of medieval style to boot. (Hence the funky name, an homage to Tarantino.)

    The blade is forged, flat ground with a long swedge, and is clay quenched W2 steel. The torii-style guard is forged from old, slaggy wrought iron and etched hard to bring out some fascinating grain patterns. The entire knife is made of ferrous alloys- the handle is a mild steel hollow core wrapped in a single strand of high carbon cable unwrapped from a logging choker, with fabricated stainless steel ferrules. Actually, if you look closely, you can see the tiny brass joints where they were brazed together- so that's the only non ferrous material here.

    The finial nut is turned from stainless steel, and secures an etched and simply engraved wrought iron washer in the form of a Maltese cross. The knife can be taken down, if you wan to try it just exercise care not to scratch the stainless parts with the wrought iron. I wouldn't recommend taking it down, the inside of the handle is just pedestrian infrastructure.

    The blade is hand sanded to 2000 grit, then etched in ferric cloride and hi-def polished for a fairly opaque hamon with black habuchi and white yakiba.

    I made sure to take a pic of a small area where three cable strands separated during the wrapping process. This cable just has small flaws here and there, this is not a structural weakness or a hot spot for hand wear.

    Specs are as follows:
    .188" max spine thickness
    .015" edge before sharpening
    2" max blade height
    9-7/8" blade length
    15-5/16" overall length
    Balances at rear guard face
    Overall weight probably 24 oz.

    Asking price is $500. First come first serve. Now SOLD.

    Price includes shipping to 50 states. I will ship around the world; I just ask that in this case the buyer pay the added shipping costs.

    Price does not include a sheath, I can provide one at added cost to the customer's taste if desired.



































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    Salem Straub
    Last edited by Salem Straub; 07-20-2012 at 01:24 PM.
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    truly beautiful,, you are a very talented artist

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    Great work! You think I can get through an airport with that?! To bad about the cable strands, sweet looking knife!


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    Now that's impressive!

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    Thanks guys! I realize that although this knife sold in a few hours when I posted it on the Exchange, I forgot to come edit this thread to reflect that. Thanks for looking, all!
    "If life hands you lemons, etch a hamon with the juice!" - me.
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