36 cal slipjoint almost done

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Bruce Bump, May 23, 2009.

  1. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump

    Dec 2, 1999
    I've been holed up in the shop for a couple months and finally have something to show. This one is my first slipjoint on a gun. Its a feather pattern damascus on a 1018 frame with preban grips. Its the most contoured one to date and mechanically the best I can build. It is on the way to Jere Davidson for some engraving as we speak. Cant wait to see what he does.

    Excuse the snapshots.


  2. John White

    John White

    Jun 23, 2007
    Well, the contours are beautiful. The way the web-guard sweeps up out of the handle is just right. I'm about consumed with envy.

  3. stewart


    Mar 2, 2008
    C.Edmondson is correct you are an alien sent here from another universe!!:DLOL
    Really that is awesome thanks for sharing always look forward to your posts!:thumbup:
  4. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Another incredible piece. Are you planning on having anything to show at Josh's next month?
  5. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Another awesome creation! I'd love to see it after the engraving is done.
  6. xaman


    Nov 27, 2005
    Very cool Bruce. I'm also very interested in seeing this piece after engraving!
  7. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump

    Dec 2, 1999
    I'm beginning to think my third nipple is really a belly button :confused: I might be an alien.:eek:
    Last edited: May 23, 2009
  8. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump

    Dec 2, 1999
    I hope to have this one if it comes back in time but may have something else with no gun attached. I have a sudden interest in slip joints too.
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Ha! Sheesh.
    you're the man!
  10. rickmenefee


    Jun 26, 2005
    I like this piece. I would like to try one someday. It looks like a fun project.very very good work
  11. B . Buxton

    B . Buxton

    Jul 8, 2001
    Another beauty Bruce ol buddy, I'll be looking forward to seeing it all finished up.:cool::thumbup:
    I don't understand why you used a wormy holed piece of ivory though, but it still looks great. :D:D

  12. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    That is just too very cool Bruce - top notch work as always.

    I would really like to see what you do with a "plain" slipjoint folder.

  13. peterinct


    Dec 13, 1999
    I was thinking that too!

    I was also wondering if you test fire those knife/pistols.:D

    You make the most incredible renditions of those i've seen Bruce.

  14. Burton Harruff

    Burton Harruff

    Oct 1, 2007
    When is the Bump Art gallery / Museum opening up? This stuff needs to be on display. Your stuff is out of this world maybe you are an alien.
  15. Bruce Bump

    Bruce Bump

    Dec 2, 1999
    The engraving will really wake this one up, You will agree I think.

    I do test fire everything with the exception of the axe/gun. I have no doubt it will shoot fine but it needed to be shipped the same day and has never been fired.

    This one has shot about 40 muskett caps but has yet to be loaded and fired. It has been loaded to adjust the ram rod length. A nice feature of this nipple design is it can be removed to unload the barrel or for easy cleaning. This hammer fits the frame very close so flash back stays out of the inside of the mainspring/sear area. It shouldnt need to be completely dissasembled for regular cleaning. It also has the easiest hammer spring pressure of all the others due to the geometry of the mainspring push rod. It almost comes back to neutral when the hammer is pulled all the way back. I acually had to add a heavier trigger return spring to add some trigger pull otherwise it felt like a hair trigger.

    Thanks for the questions
  16. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    very impressive
  17. C.Edmondson


    Jan 22, 2009
    These things are amazing!!!:thumbup:
  18. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    I think I could stare at this for an hour and still find things that are of interest. The curves are surreal in the placement and application. I hope Jere remembers that less can be more. I love some of the open spaces.

    Congrats, Bruce!

  19. chuckinohio


    Feb 14, 2009
    Your workmanship is outstanding. Truly impressive:thumbup:

  20. ddushane


    Apr 19, 2001
    I love it Bruce! Your work amazes me!

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