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Thread: Kabar Large Heavy Bowie Mods

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    Kabar Large Heavy Bowie Mods


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    In keeping with my Mountain Man warthog I modded my heavy bowie in the Mountain Man style too. These blades in my opinion are very high value and for the price I dont mind experimenting with them





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    Looking good. I wasn't really fond of the warthog mod ...handle looks off to me, but this looks great.
    I especially love the shot of just the blade stripped, reminds me a little of a knife I used to have. Which in turn makes me want to get one of these and strip it!!

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    Did you drill the pin holes into the tang or are they spaced around it? Great work man, I'm not so hot on patinas but I suppose its gotta have a rustic kinda feel to it .

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    the wooden dowels don't go all the way through, just look like they do I think I'll polish the blade on the next one or i may polish this one at some point. I think when the wood patina catches up with the steel patina it will look more natural.

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    The handle on that LHB is sexy.

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    WOW, Tommy!!!!

    Those look freakin' great, simply great work.

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    After seeing this I have a wild idea to make a take down handle for a heavy bowie. Would that even be possible?

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    what do you mean by "take down" ?

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    Here is a link to a very well done take down bowie. I don't have a mill, so I don't intend to do one as complicated, but this gives you a general idea. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=take+down+wip

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    That's awesome! I have had the handle off of mine for a while now and trying to figure out how I'm going to do a new handle for it. I may just round the corners off of the tang and run a die down it to attach a fastener. Also, Josh, it's good to see a fellow Montanan!

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    so how did you take the origenal handle off to get the tang exposed?

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    Just remove the "sleeve" that goes through the lanyard hole and the handle will slide off. I think that I cut mine with some wire cutters on one side then hit it with a hammer and punch to knock it out the other side.
    "The Peanut is merely the larval stage of the Bowie knife..." -MacTech

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    Now that's quite an awesome modification. I would've gone with a slightly different style of handle, but this is quite inspiring.

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    Really nice work.


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