Japanese Bowie - WIP

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  1. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    This is a new project that I just started working on; a Japanese style bowie.

    The blade is 3/16" O1 with about a 9.5" blade.

    This one is going to be a pure fighter, so I'm probably going to make it double edged.

    On to heat treat next!

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  2. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Fresh out of heat treat and perfectly straight!

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  3. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    Next, I paint the blade with Dykem and layout my grind lines.

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  4. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    On to rough grinding.

    At this point, I don't need perfection. The goal is to remove material and establish the basic geometry and look.

    I leave the edge thick, and leave a bit of flat between the opposing grinds.

    I also take some material out of the handle to achieve the balance I want.

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  5. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Very cool!
     
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  6. levs18

    levs18

    604
    Jun 25, 2000
    How’s this coming along?
     
  7. Mitchell Knives

    Mitchell Knives Knifemaker Moderator

    May 21, 2000
    It's getting there!

    It's about 105 degrees here, so I've been limiting my time in the shop.

    It should be finished soon though.
     
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  8. Chris_Texas

    Chris_Texas

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    Apr 2, 2020
    You seriously make beautiful knives. This looks graceful and elegant, well done!
     

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