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Steve Culver MS - San Francisco style Bowie w/ Silver sheath

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by HTMD, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. HTMD

    HTMD Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2002
    ABS Master Smith Steve Culver made this beautiful San Francisco style spear-point bowie and sliver sheath for our CKCA Mini Show & Banquet at BLADE Show this year. CKCA members attending the banquet got an early-bird opportunity to purchase it (seven distinguished makers participated) and there was considerable buzz about it in the room. For Steve there was also an element of personal challenge as it was his first two piece wrapped frame handle. Everyone agreed it was a home-run effort by Steve and the knife was purchased by an enthusiastic CKCA collector member who then had to endure a few envious looks and comments.

    Blade: 1084 Carbon Steel
    Handle: Interior Mammoth Ivory
    Frame, Fittings & Sheath: Argentium Sterling Silver
    Tang Nut: Stainless Steel
    Engraving: Steve Culver
    OAL: 10 3/4 inches
    Blade Length: 6 inches

  2. Russ Andrews

    Russ Andrews Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2002
    Really Outstanding...!!!
  3. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    Buddy, your photography is 3D!!!!! Way good!

  4. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    One of my favourite knives of the year so far - I'm sure the lucky owner is still grinning.

  5. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 10, 2007
    That is amazing!
  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Wonderful work by a great person and bladesmith....one of the best. :)

    The pictures aren't too bad either..... ;) :D
  7. John White

    John White

    Jun 23, 2007
    Beautiful execution of a classic. Steve's one of the very best.

    Saw this one in person, and it's exquisite.

    Great shot, Buddy.

  8. B . Buxton

    B . Buxton

    Jul 8, 2001
    Steve's a good guy and does beautiful work, his precision in fit, finish and detail is always an inspiration and a pleasure to see.

  9. jjtjr

    jjtjr Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2001

    That's a super photo.

    I saw this knife at the CKCA Show and it is spectacular.

    Great job Steve.

    Jim Treacy
  10. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 1999
    Michael Price himself would be proud. Outstanding knife and sheath Steve. Buddy the photo is equally great.
  11. Tommythewho

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

    Aug 21, 2011
    The crafstmanship and skill just boggles my mind.
  12. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Oh, my. That's the one.
    Great image, Buddy, you can see everything.
    Congrats to the lucky owner.

  13. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    An exquisite example of a Price styled piece that Buddy truly did justice :)
  14. Ebbtide


    Aug 20, 1999
    Exceptional knife and photo.
    Top shelf all the way.
  15. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    One of my favorite knives that I saw at the show. Thanks for posting this.
  16. okie 46

    okie 46

    Nov 8, 2008
    Very nice. Great photo
  17. betzner

    betzner Home ToMorro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I doubt that many people realize how much technical effort goes into this kind of wrap.

    Great job, Steve. And a really, really nice piece all the way around. Particularly lovely ivory and just the right touch of engraving for such a design.

  18. sculver


    Jun 28, 2007
    Sorry to be so late to post a reply to this thread. I've been so busy with my current project that I have not spent much time perusing the forums. Buddy had to thump me on the head and tell me this thread was up. :p

    Thanks to all for the kind compliments on the knife! And a special thanks to Buddy for an awesome job with the photo and for posting it on this Forum!

    I really enjoyed making this knife and I plan to make more of them. I had wanted to build a San Francisco bowie for a long time, but just never got the project slotted into my shop time. When I was asked to be one of the 7 makers to build knives for this year's CKCA Banquet, I found the excuse to get it done. So, I guess I should thank the CKCA for that!!!

    Again; Thanks to all. I'm glad that you like the knife!!

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