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Kabar Large Heavy Bowie Mods

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by Tommythewho, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    767
    Aug 21, 2011
    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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  2. odd

    odd

    213
    Mar 31, 2012
    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!!
     
  3. CamH_16

    CamH_16

    Feb 5, 2012
    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 :).
     
  4. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    767
    Aug 21, 2011
    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.
     
  5. ursamajor

    ursamajor

    Oct 27, 2010
    The handle on that LHB is sexy.
     
  6. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    WOW, Tommy!!!!

    Those look freakin' great, simply great work.

    Moose
     
  7. Josh Carrasquillo

    Josh Carrasquillo

    214
    Jul 7, 2011
    After seeing this I have a wild idea to make a take down handle for a heavy bowie. Would that even be possible?
     
  8. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    767
    Aug 21, 2011
    what do you mean by "take down" ?
     
  9. Josh Carrasquillo

    Josh Carrasquillo

    214
    Jul 7, 2011
  10. wroughndt

    wroughndt

    Oct 31, 2011
    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!
     
  11. birdsunited

    birdsunited

    18
    Apr 3, 2013
    so how did you take the origenal handle off to get the tang exposed?
     
  12. wroughndt

    wroughndt

    Oct 31, 2011
    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.
     
  13. Charlie_K

    Charlie_K

    Jul 16, 2012
    Now that's quite an awesome modification. I would've gone with a slightly different style of handle, but this is quite inspiring.
     
  14. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    Really nice work. :thumbup:
     
  15. dingy

    dingy

    Feb 19, 2008
    very cool mods here .
     
  16. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    Wow. Dingy really brought back an old dead thread.

    Well, as long as this zombie is up and walking around looking for brains, how about we get some updated pics from Tommy? You'd mentioned that you thought it would look more natural as the wood patina would catch up to the metal patina. It's been three years, so if you've got some updated pics, I'd love to see!
     

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