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Rustic Fighter. New Video

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by claudio-cas, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. claudio-cas


    May 19, 2010
    Hi guys, I finished this bowie fighter with brut forged terminations and rustic details.
    The blade measures 12.2" and overall length is 18.1"
    The San Mai steel is 420 and 1095.
    The defense is 420 stainless steel brut forging termination.
    The handle is stag.

    Regards to all.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  2. Tinbasher


    Jan 24, 2007
    Very nice, thank you for showing us.

  3. willrise


    Sep 9, 2003
    MY GOD you are Talented
  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I love it. Not a thing I can find that does not please my eye!
  5. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 17, 2009
    Amazing my Friend! I like everything about this one.
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    The blade shape is just killer and I love the crown stag. I might have preferred the long S-guard to be a bit thinner in profile where it intersects balde and handle, but it does taper nicely moving rearward. This piece has terrific lines overall. Reminds me a bit of a Burt Foster piece that should be liberated from the clutches of Peter Gill.

  7. B . Buxton

    B . Buxton

    Jul 8, 2001
    Very Cool Claudio, super job.

  8. Logan Pearce

    Logan Pearce Awesome Sauce Smith (A.S.S) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 21, 2012
  9. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    ANOTHER fantastic piece my friend.....what a knife! :cool:
  10. Steve Nuckels

    Steve Nuckels

    Aug 18, 2009
    Wow! I think this one may be my favorite from you so far! I love the hammer marks and the stag handle. I esp. like how the guard curves in close to the handle, not to mention that great blade profile. I bet it feels great in the hand!

    Wonderful piece!

    Potomac Forge
  11. tedinatl


    Nov 1, 2010
    I'm typically not a big fan of crown stag, but in this design it works beatifully! Your work, as alwasy, is exquisite Claudio!
  12. peterinct


    Dec 13, 1999
    I like that VERY much Claudio! It has a BADASS look to it and also looks like it would feel great in hand.

  13. erik markman

    erik markman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 13, 2007
    Beautiful as usual, I love your knives.
  14. claudio-cas


    May 19, 2010
    Thank you very much everyone for the comments, now I added a video to try to approximate it more to you.
    Best regards.
  15. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Cool - love the little stag inlay on the frog button.

  16. mohd


    Jun 3, 1999
    I don't know how to put it in better words but it's a very handsome knife Caludio :thumbup:
    It sure has a gallant looks :)
    I think the YouTube appearance shows the look better :)
    Congrats to you :thumbup:

  17. Mike Quesenberry

    Mike Quesenberry

    Jun 2, 2009
    Rustic and elegant combined into one. Great job.
  18. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 17, 2009
    Those are some Beefy hands! Video really shows size and dimension. Thanks Claudio
  19. ecos


    Jul 2, 2006
    Beautiful! I'm loving the laminate blade.
  20. Burl Source

    Burl Source

    Dec 7, 2008
    Great Knife Claudio.
    The video with you holding helps to get perspective how large the knife is.
    I think Mike Q described it best. Rustic/Elegant

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