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    Winding Feather Folding Bowie


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    I've saved this piece of steel for just such an occasion as this.
    Jere Davidson engraving on 416 stainless front and rear bolsters plus some mammoth ivory.
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    Last edited by Bruce Bump; 07-24-2012 at 10:54 PM.
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    Very nice, and the winding feather pattern is beautifull!!!

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    Kudos to you Bruce for always being bold and daring with your designs.
    Though I really like the effect the closed blade has on the folder, to me the rear bolster/handle looks a little awkward with the blade open.
    Your feather damascus and Jere's engraving are always a pleasure to see.

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    I like everything about that one - very unique patterns - both handle & blade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Jones View Post
    Kudos to you Bruce for always being bold and daring with your designs.
    Though I really like the effect the closed blade has on the folder, to me the rear bolster/handle looks a little awkward with the blade open.
    Your feather damascus and Jere's engraving are always a pleasure to see.
    Geez Kevin that's my favorite part. When a blade is longer than the handle on a folder the tip extends out the pommel. I,ve always thought it dangerous to have a razor sharp tip section there. Most folding Bowies don't have a guard for the tip, It's very functional to have the guard but who knows what it's supposed to be shaped like.
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    Bruce the idea was good and the execution top notch as is the engraving. However I agree with Kevin. Unfortunately, trying to create a visually pleasing folding knife that ends up like a fixed blade is almost impossible and when I first looked at the image I thought -- yuk!. Closed -- pretty kewl. Tough trade off for sure. Kudos for trying and executing things others won't. Always enjoy what you come up with.
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    The handle design is my favourite part as well - though I understand well that a design that is both bold and different can be polarizing. From an aesthetic standpoint, I like the fact that this section of handle exposes a beautiful segment of the winding feather pattern even when closed. It is a really fantastic piece overall, and one that really speaks to me even though folders aren't generally my thing. And the sheath is as beautiful as the knife.

    Roger

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    I know the owner of this one,and he is thrilled to have it in his collection!It really is fantastic Bruce!
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    thats just cool as hell.

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    Stunning design. So untraditional it isn't familiar. From a functional aspect the butt end should be almost irrelevant to the handle and usage, unless it's a fighter.

    That said, I would like Ver. 2.0 to have a bit of a guard to the front bolster. This may visually balance the hook at the end.

    I view folding knives twice: Once open and once closed. Both require styling to please the eye. You got this one right. Props.

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    That is jaw dropping.

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    Very Nice Bruce, excellent work and always and inspiration, plus its always fun to see what you come up with next .

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    Ahhh, I think you bring up a good point Jim. The front bolster isnt getting any attention and most all bowies have a guard either single or double. A smallish double would bring this all together visually. Leave it to the man thats seen a million knives.

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    Stunning design. So untraditional it isn't familiar. From a functional aspect the butt end should be almost irrelevant to the handle and usage, unless it's a fighter.

    That said, I would like Ver. 2.0 to have a bit of a guard to the front bolster. This may visually balance the hook at the end.

    I view folding knives twice: Once open and once closed. Both require styling to please the eye. You got this one right. Props.

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    from a guy who makes knives that I generally regard as awesome, this is one of my favourites.
    I like Coop's suggestion, and will bring it a little further using two words; swing guard

    what size of knife is this?

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    Bruce, what is the blade locking mechanism? Liner lock? I like this one as much as I like the Hideout and I liked that one a lot!

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    Thanks Lorien,
    The swing guard would be cool on this one. The blade is almost 5" long and OAL is 10 1/2" open

    Paul,
    This is a slip joint with a half stop. The tang is ramped so it opens very easy but gets progressively harder at the half stop and full open. the back spring is made from 5160.
    Much appreciated compliment
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    Absolutely stunning.

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    Beauty beyond words, not to mention it took my breath away.

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    Thats a piece of art there. Hey Bruce, are the liners and bolsters all one piece?.. Great knife..

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    Thanks Jim,
    No the liners and bolsters are drilled, soldered and pinned together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Coffee View Post
    Thats a piece of art there. Hey Bruce, are the liners and bolsters all one piece?.. Great knife..
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