Zom-Bowie

Matthew Gregory

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This one was a heap fun to make!


The 10-1/2” blade is made of .200” thick Crucible S7, scuzzed up just nice for battle, or spreading PB on your sandwich for lunch, both crucial skills in a zombie apocalypse - or so I'm told.

The simple fluted oval guard is made of brown Richlite, with the mill finish left on the front to stay with the texture-rich, 'rustic' theme.

The core of the handle is made of Terotuf, then wrapped in jute cord and brown tsukaito, soaked in resin for durability.

Drop-dead gorgeous sheath by my bride - love how she incorporated the scar into the motif!



As always, KILLER shots from SharpByCoop SharpByCoop


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Thanks for looking.
 
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Looks like it'll be a handy piece when the time comes. Do you know something we don't?
 

Matthew Gregory

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that has a great vibe to it. is S7 a new steel ? i have not encountered it before.


Dudley nailed it. Not often used in knives, as it has next to no wear resistance, but it is TOUGH. Crazy tough. Think 'jackhammer bit' or 'forklift tine' tough, as that's among its uses, aside from industrial shearing blades.
 

Bigfattyt

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The man knows how to wrap a handle!
I know it's harder than it looks...


The Jute/hemp? Under wrap has great texture/color. Visually appealing.

I'm a fan of rayskin underwrap as well, but the use of other cordage, rather than the ray skin is satisfying to me.

I'd love to learn to wrap a handle like that.

I guess I need to get some cordage and some flat ito/sageo wrap and try it.



I wonder what gage/thickness of cord the underwrap is??
 

Richard338

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The Jute/hemp? Under wrap has great texture/color. Visually appealing.

I'm a fan of rayskin underwrap as well, but the use of other cordage, rather than the ray skin is satisfying to me.

I'd love to learn to wrap a handle like that.

I guess I need to get some cordage and some flat ito/sageo wrap and try it.



I wonder what gage/thickness of cord the underwrap is??
What impressed me is the nice alternation of the ito crossovers with an even pattern of diamond openings.
I find it easy to do a much worse job of it.
 
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