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Li'l Ironwood Bowie - video added

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Karl B. Andersen, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
    Something a customer had me put together, and I'm glad he did!
    I had not made one of my Lazy "S" guards in over a year, and the hot bluing really helped to set off the black lines in the Ironwood handle and the black halos around the hamon in the W2.
    I also liked how I managed to sneak in some of those "ghosts" in the hamon - I love those.
    Anyway, she's sporting a 10 1/8" blade and 15 3/8" overall of Take-down Goodness.
    Thanks for letting me share.


    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    That knife kicks butt. Cool guard, crazy hamon - it all works for me.

  3. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 12, 2006
    That is something! Love its blade profile, love the ironwood, and that is quite the hamon. :)
  4. Big Rick

    Big Rick Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Just love everything about this one Awesome knife and work!!
  5. Shaw Blades

    Shaw Blades

    May 18, 2009
    Great looking knife
  6. John White

    John White

    Jun 23, 2007

    FINE Lil' Ironwood Bowie!

    You're sure right about the bluing picking up the Ironwood lines.

    Love that blade shape, and the hamon's just a beauty.

  7. Great looking hamon, reminds me of icebergs or a mountain range!
  8. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Dealer / Materials Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Karl, probably my favorite of yours to date..........really well done all the way around.
  9. stabber

    stabber Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    :eek:That's my style!!

    Great work Karl:thumbup:
  10. tedinatl


    Nov 1, 2010
    Beautiful work, Karl! Everything works together very nicely!
  11. peterinct


    Dec 13, 1999
    Most AWESOME Karl!

  12. Maqua


    Jan 21, 2005
    Very nice!!
  13. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 18, 2011
    That is my favorite one of yours so far Karl! The subtle s guard, and the curvier handle just put it over the top. :thumbup:
  14. EScott

    EScott KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2010
    Great job Karl. A fine blade all around.
  15. hardingknives


    Mar 29, 2010
    Karl when you gonna show me how to work that magic?
  16. Cody Hofsommer

    Cody Hofsommer

    Dec 2, 2011
    Great hamon. great handle, shape and ironwood. I like the the shape of the blade too. It was nice talking to you at Janesville!
  17. Bailey Knives

    Bailey Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2004
    That knife is amazing. I love that hamon, I have been trying to get one like that for years. Great knife all around.
  18. Karl B. Andersen

    Karl B. Andersen

    Jul 27, 2003
  19. jayinhk


    Apr 25, 2006
    Amazing! You're still my favorite big bowie maker, bar none!
  20. SoCalRandy

    SoCalRandy Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2008
    Karl, I can't tell you how pleased I am with the results you achieved with this Bowie! You totally nailed it. I can't wait to get this in hand. Thanks again for making the Bowie I've always wanted.

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