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    Custom ordered Bowie in some fiery Desert Ironwood


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    Hi Guys,
    This is a custom order for a new customer of mine. It is patterned after the Bowie I made for my JS test knives.

    Here are the spec's,

    Blade is forged to shape 5160 Steel.
    Differentially Heat treated Blade.
    Blade length 11.5"
    Over all length 17."
    Max blade height 2."
    Blade thickness at recosso .225"
    Guard, spacer and Butt plate 416 stainless.
    Pummel is fixed on and has a mosaic pin inset.
    A+++ Desert Ironwood Burl handle.






    Enjoy.
    Dave
    Last edited by David Loukides; 09-06-2012 at 05:19 PM. Reason: put in Jims original pic's and edit line
    Dave Loukides
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    Slick blade and a super-nice piece of wood for the handle.

    Roger

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    WOW!!!!
    Stunning Knife Dave.
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    Really nice lines. I particularly like the thickness of the guard. The contours of the pummel are superb as well. The handle is stunning..... Great capture by Coop!

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    Fabulous, as always, Dave. Way to go!
    -- Jeff

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    Outstanding piece. Fit/finish/execution all first rate.
    Beautiful Ironwood as well.

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    This knife is HUGE. It's 17" and has a really fine hand-rubbed finish. I could not capture any of that.

    It's also thin and light--especially for it's size. Deluxe hardware is now a solid characteristic of Dave's work. He's learning learned the first rule of good bladesmithing: Make it simple and really clean, then add ornaments.

    Thanks for the image props. Now, back to the knife....

    Coop
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    Outstanding Bowie......super clean, as has been stated, and my favorite size of knife......BIG!

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

    NRA LIFE/ENDOWMENT MEMBER


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    Zoomed in on the DI burl with my new magic mouse and I'll agree with Roger and Kevin on the lovely specimen it is.
    Terrific Bowie, clean lines superbly executed.
    Masterful images, Coop.
    Great work, David.
    Yes, large.

    Doug

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    Hi Guy's,
    Thank you for your input!!!
    Thank You Jim C. for helping me get your pictures hosted service into my thread. They Really do Look Better.
    Sincerely,
    Dave
    Dave Loukides
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    Dave,
    Outstanding!!
    Really beautiful work.
    Dozier

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    Beautiful knife, David! Really nice in every way.

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    Wow..............just, wow.

    Yep, that DI is something else.

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