- Nov 12, 2013
I'm currently working on making a finalized prototype of the Tyrant Bowie so everyone can see exactly what the production version will look like but for now, here is the old prototype as well as a CAD drawing of the new one.
Specs will be 18.5in overall, 13.5 in blade that flares to 2.5 inches at the sweet spot, full flat grind, .275 thick CPM 3V HT to 60-61.
Below is a picture of the original prototype. Aside from being made from .275 3V, the blade shape and general look are basically identical. The major changes will be
(1) A new handle
The production model will feature an entirely new handle that is a little smaller overall so it can be used for knife tasks, but still geared towards chopping. I've included pictures of the new scales. They are available in 3 colors of G10 and black terotuf. The new scales have a hidden lanyard hole.
(2) Jimping + thumb ramp
The production model will have a small thumb ramp with jimping
Production blades will have a logo. Prototype was sterile.
(4) Blade Finish
I haven't completely decided yet but I might go with a stonewashed finish instead of satin. Or I can offer both.
That is awesome! Perfect pairing with the Bush Waki! Right now my favorite combination for clearing brush on the property is one of my 3V Brush Swords and my Carothers light chopper or Busse Basic 10. Great combo, Brush sword for the blackberries and thorny bas!^*rds, and chopper for the bamboo, de-limbing trees, and processing fallen trees. Would love to try The Bush Waki and Tyrant Bowie!!