New Bowie WIP

Discussion in 'Siegle Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Drawing inspiration from the videos and knives of Jason Knight and blades I got to handle at Blade Show West, I am working on a new Bowie for an upcoming trip. Trying to evolve some as a maker by looking to lighten up some of my work. Tapered tang and full flat grinds lighten up the metal and heavy sculpting of the scales will lighten up the whole knife without sacrificing strength. Scales are black Micarta with orange G10 liners. Hoping to finish it up tomorrow
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  2. shooter11b


    Feb 14, 2008
    Another winner Bill. Like I keep saying for most knives, 1/4" ful weight blades are too limited in use and way to heavy. Lighter is better for a blade designed for a full days use. LOL, yes I know "Grow stronger". Can't wait to see the end results.
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  3. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Ooooh, Bowie. This is gonna be good.
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  4. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Dibs :D
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  5. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    That's looking very promising!
  6. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Finished up today! 15oz of Awesome!!!!! 13 3/4in overall and an 8 1/2in blade. Ground from 1/4in 5160. Very pleased with the results!!!!! 60BA4099-D8A1-46B5-85CA-7948FA719696.jpeg 049538E1-0C90-4CDC-8942-254FAD504CEC.jpeg 2180D2C0-8C57-41CE-BA38-9B85AF8D458E.jpeg 4F0026B7-A0F7-486F-B28F-6717F6BDF143.jpeg 565E19B6-7654-4DFD-AD81-A44897539E72.jpeg 7F8792B4-59DD-42DF-8D40-F19F711255CA.jpeg FA356425-8C52-453A-94C3-CF1863DE711C.jpeg B44F31C5-07CE-468F-8667-571139F7315A.jpeg 2DA55631-3AE0-4534-B6A2-448082D9AB33.jpeg 3CD35E1A-2DB4-4B00-9423-B8461A172A77.jpeg
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  7. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999

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  8. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Very clean grinds on that one. It finished nicely.
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  9. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2000
    Wow, it turned out great Bill. I also like the fact that it it lightened up a bit. Easier for old farts like me to control.
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  10. thebrain


    Dec 12, 2007
    Devil's advocate but with tapered tang and distally tapered you could start with thicker stock :)
  11. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    That’s sick! I like the flat grind and clip point shape.
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  12. argyle1812

    argyle1812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Beautiful looking piece
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  13. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Beautiful Bill and I do like a nice sized butt too. :D
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  14. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I had the distinct pleasure of handling this beauty at the recent gathering. It is an exceptionally beautiful knife and it was an immense pleasure talking to Bill about his design philosophies and ideas. This particular knife is a winner for sure.
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  15. James Usher

    James Usher

    May 3, 2019
    how much time does it really take to forge this beautiful bowie!

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