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Cowboy Bowie

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Del Raso Knives, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    Dec 24, 2005
    Latest frame tang out of the shop. Had a Gents vest pocket Bowie in mind but ended up making it bigger. 12 1/2" over all with a 7 1/2" blade. Steel is ladder pattern stainless and VG10 core san mai, guard is cut from the same stock. Full tapered frame and ferule are 416SS. Ferule spacers, escutcheon plate and domed pins are brass. Scales are dyed and stabilized Giraffe Bone.

    Haven't used brass in over twenty years, had a hell of a time turning the shop over to find any bits I had left. Thanks for looking.

    [​IMG]Cowboy Bowie by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Frame tang Cowboy Bowie by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Frame tang Bowie by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Frame tang knife by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr

    KCGGBC KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 14, 2012
    I'm floored!
    Just fantastic, really fantastic!
  3. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Real Nice looking !!!
  4. jorgeciv


    Nov 25, 2003
    Muy bello, felicitaciones!!!

    Jorge Iruzubieta
  5. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    I really like that. Very unique.
  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Fantastic, Mate!!!!! Absolutely flawless....:cool:
  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
  8. MWALEX3012


    May 30, 2011
    Beautiful knife.
  9. Geraldo Leão

    Geraldo Leão

    May 2, 1999
    Great use of brass.
  10. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Wonderful work Peter - love it. Kudos on the symmetry along the cutting edge.

    I recently made a cowboy bowie and had just enough brass left to make the guard. It's been laying around the shop for 10 years!
  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Such great pattern control on the laminated pieces. Frequently you see an amazing Damascus pattern, that is not quite right at the evenness on the lamination line for the edge.

    Bang up control on this piece!
  12. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    That's incredible. Pattern control is flawless. I love the gutsiness in making a stainless bowie! More people should dare!

    Very pretty. The pins and escutcheon on the dark camel bone are lovely.

    Is the blade core VG-10, or is the VG-10 one of the laminar layers, and the core is something else?
    Geraldo Leão likes this.
  13. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    excellence ! i love brass i hope its back in style someday.
  14. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Fantastic! I love the taper.
  15. mitch13


    Nov 3, 2004
    That is suberb.
    Thanks for sharing.
  16. Ebbtide


    Aug 20, 1999
  17. gunspease

    gunspease Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    That is incredible
  18. Dago Red

    Dago Red

    Jun 16, 2008
    I think we are seeing a 2019 Bowie of the year finalist here. Perfect Bowie. I LOVE that ladder Damascus San mai.

  19. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Very well done !!
  20. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    Dec 24, 2005
    Thanks so much for your comments gents. Hope I have not inadvertently misled anyone, the blade steel is commercially produced. I did not bang it out myself.

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