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Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by white tiger, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. white tiger

    white tiger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 4, 2013
    Hi Gents

    The blade for this harpoon point style Bowie has a core of 1095 steel laminated with white paper steel cheeks. The blade length is 185mm, the blade thickness is 5mm on the spine and the overall length of the knife is 318mm. The single branch carbon steel hand guard has a patterned surface, has been gun blued and is backed by a single nickel silver spacer. The handle is Macassar ebony and is held to the tang with one 4mm stainless pin.
    The double welted leather sheath has been dyed walnut brown with a black frame on the front panel inlaid with faux ostrich leather. A Sam brown stud is at the throat to keep the sheath in position for a sash carry and at the sheaths tip there is a single eyelet to attach a lanyard if required. I would like to thank Joe Paranee for that idea, I saw a film he had posted on YouTube with a sash carry sheath he had made with a hole for a static line attachment. I thought it was a cracking idea, I hope you don't mind me borrowing it for this sheath Joe.
    Thank you for taking the time to look, all of your comments and critique are very welcome.






  2. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nicely done, looks good and solid.
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  3. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Love the lamented blade,very cool!
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  4. white tiger

    white tiger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 4, 2013
    Thanks for your comments gents, they really are appreciated.

  5. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Very refined...well done...again. ;)
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  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Not sure how I missed this one. Dig it, Steve!
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  7. Steve Nuckels

    Steve Nuckels

    Aug 18, 2009
    STEVE......... Very Nice Work!

    Member, W.F. Moran Jr. Foundation
    ABS AP (Forever it seems)
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  8. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Very nicely done! Mike
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  9. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Very nice job and a great looking fighter. :thumbsup:
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  10. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Looks good.
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  11. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Very cool.
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  12. white tiger

    white tiger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 4, 2013
    Gents thank you for your comments, I have to say I was very happy to finish this blade as she seemed quite happy to fight me at every turn. The trials and tribulations of custom knife making I guess.
  13. irbailey


    May 11, 2008
    Lovely work as always. :thumbsup:

    I know exactly what you mean about some projects fighting you all the way. I worked on a 10" bowie off and on for about 18 months which had become such a battle that I eventually lost my patience with it. The fittings went over the hedge, and the blade was thrown on the floor, bending the tip over and was dumped into my 'steel that might come in handy one day box'.
    I picked it up a couple of weeks back and re-ground it into an 8 1/2" bowie in a different style. Since then it's gone perfectly.

    Some things are meant to be and others aren't.

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  14. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Just saw this

    Awesome job my friend

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