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Custom ordered Bowie in some fiery Desert Ironwood

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by David Loukides, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. David Loukides

    David Loukides

    Mar 17, 2006
    Hi Guys,
    This is a custom order for a new customer of mine. It is patterned after the Bowie I made for my JS test knives.

    Here are the spec's,

    Blade is forged to shape 5160 Steel.
    Differentially Heat treated Blade.
    Blade length 11.5"
    Over all length 17."
    Max blade height 2."
    Blade thickness at recosso .225"
    Guard, spacer and Butt plate 416 stainless.
    Pummel is fixed on and has a mosaic pin inset.
    A+++ Desert Ironwood Burl handle.



    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Slick blade and a super-nice piece of wood for the handle.

  3. Burl Source

    Burl Source

    Dec 7, 2008
    Stunning Knife Dave.
  4. Calhoon

    Calhoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Really nice lines. I particularly like the thickness of the guard. The contours of the pummel are superb as well. The handle is stunning..... Great capture by Coop! :thumbup:
  5. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Fabulous, as always, Dave. Way to go! :thumbup: :thumbup:
  6. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Outstanding piece. Fit/finish/execution all first rate.
    Beautiful Ironwood as well.
  7. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    This knife is HUGE. It's 17" and has a really fine hand-rubbed finish. I could not capture any of that.

    It's also thin and light--especially for it's size. Deluxe hardware is now a solid characteristic of Dave's work. He's learning learned the first rule of good bladesmithing: Make it simple and really clean, then add ornaments.

    Thanks for the image props. Now, back to the knife....

  8. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Outstanding Bowie......super clean, as has been stated, and my favorite size of knife......BIG! ;)
  9. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Zoomed in on the DI burl with my new magic mouse and I'll agree with Roger and Kevin on the lovely specimen it is.
    Terrific Bowie, clean lines superbly executed.
    Masterful images, Coop.
    Great work, David.
    Yes, large. :)

  10. David Loukides

    David Loukides

    Mar 17, 2006
    Hi Guy's,
    Thank you for your input!!!
    Thank You Jim C. for helping me get your pictures hosted service into my thread. They Really do Look Better.
  11. wdtorque


    May 29, 2010
    Really beautiful work.
  12. jonnymac44


    Sep 27, 2007
    Beautiful knife, David! Really nice in every way.
  13. Chui-888

    Chui-888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Wow..............just, wow.

    Yep, that DI is something else.

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