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All purpose bowie {SOLD PF}

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by BenR.T., Sep 6, 2012.

  1. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    This a new Prototype I just finished up. I am calling it the A.P.B. or All Purpose Bowie.
    This is a dressed up one with stabilized curly Koa, a tapered tang and O1 tool steel.
    The Koa is hand finished to 2500grit and has super character and chatoyancy that is very hard to capture on camera.
    I attached a video to try and capture the Koa a bit better.
    Here are the specs

    OAL - 9"
    Blade - 4.75"
    Steel - .250" O1 tool steel (Heat treat done in my digitally controlled Evenheat kiln)
    Handle - Stabilized Curly Koa, hand rubbed finish to 2500 grit.
    Features - Tapered tang, thumb grooves,carbon fiber pins and a copper tube.
    Sheath - 11oz leather, hand tooled and stitched
    Price - SOLD $375 SOLD
    I accept Paypal or postal money order
    Thanks for looking!!

    Here is the video link

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    [video=youtube_share;1laWyxxcWFs]http://youtu.be/1laWyxxcWFs[/video]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  2. pap11y

    pap11y

    Jul 4, 2012
    Nice design and leather work..
     
  3. trkJr

    trkJr Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    That'd be real handy in camp or kitchen!
     
  4. awestib

    awestib Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I just love tapered tangs, so much more elegant! Great job on that one!
     
  5. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks for the kind words guys!
    I am very pleased with how the design and finish came out on this one. The Koa really has to be held to be appreciated!!
     
  6. trkJr

    trkJr Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Ben,

    There's just something about this blade that keeps calling me back to look at it. Knife budget is blown all to hell at present and not exactly lacking for cutting tools but this one is one very nice and compelling blade.
     
  7. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks very much trkJr, I appreciate it. It really is better in hand than the pictures show too.
     
  8. trkJr

    trkJr Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Of that I have no doubt :)
     
  9. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    All purpose blades don't come any better than this.
     
  10. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks man!!
     
  11. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    This knife is SOLD pending funds.
     

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