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As Crocodile Dundee would say, "Now that's a knife!" Altho my tastes lean toward penknives and small pocket folders, that is a beautiful blade. Lovely shotgun, as well.

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Old 01-13-2021, 01:59 PM
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I have to agree, I much prefer a small case knife under 7" but I do enjoy making Bowie's every once in a while.
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I have to agree, I much prefer a small case knife under 7" but I do enjoy making Bowie's every once in a while.
I did not know you had MADE that knife! Now I can really appreciate it. As to my 'druthers', I'll always have my grandfather's penknives: they're stored in my safe. Not for sale: one has an ivory handle and another's is pearl. 2 others, one a Remington, if that means anything. All have to be over a century old. Mean the world to me.

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I like big knives and I cannot lie...

Sir Knivesalot said that, I think.

(some of you might get that joke)

"Ned Kelly Toothpick" semi custom by Svord of New Zealand. It too is a "bigun". With a 1932 H&R Model 199 Sportsman Single Action.
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I did not know you had MADE that knife! Now I can really appreciate it. As to my 'druthers', I'll always have my grandfather's penknives: they're stored in my safe. Not for sale: one has an ivory handle and another's is pearl. 2 others, one a Remington, if that means anything. All have to be over a century old. Mean the world to me.

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Thank you. I love old knives. I used to frequent the flea market looking for knives I could refurbish. Here is one I did more than a few years ago. It was rusted up and didn't have any scales. I kept the patina and tried to keep the character.

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opaul, that Bowie's a beauty and I, too, didn't realize at first you're the make -- that's even more impressive.

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opaul, that Bowie's a beauty and I, too, didn't realize at first you're the make -- that's even more impressive.

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Its a retirement hobby. I was interested in knife making back in the late 70s but never pursued it until after retirement.
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Another very nice looking blade ! Just curious as to how much it weighs?
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Most Bowies do not appeal to me, but yours is quite handsome. I particularly like the way you avoided the upturned point. The first knives you posted here several years ago were very attractive to me, but somewhat rough-hewn compared to your more recent ones, which are much more refined.

Is that a convex grind, or flat? What steel?
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Most Bowies do not appeal to me, but yours is quite handsome. I particularly like the way you avoided the upturned point. The first knives you posted here several years ago were very attractive to me, but somewhat rough-hewn compared to your more recent ones, which are much more refined.

Is that a convex grind, or flat? What steel?
Thank you. I keep a photo log and its fun to go back and see the progression of knives. It took me quit a while before I even considered through tang/hidden tang knives. And even longer before I attempted my first Bowie.
This is a flat grind 8.5 1075 carbon steel blade. Fit and finish and trying to make a better knife each time is my philosophy.
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Another very nice looking blade ! Just curious as to how much it weighs?
It weighs in at 14 ounces with the balance point at the guard.
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Really nice work on the Bowie, I have an affinity for good quality Bowies and collected them for several years. I also share your fondness for older knives, and have my share of those also.
I always enjoy seeing the knives you make, as noted your knives have become more refined as your skill sets grew with experience.
Always work in progress.
I like the composition of the photo as well, I am an old bird hunter who always appreciates a good sxs shotgun.
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Old school Bowie right there, nice!
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Great Bowie, opaul! Love the stag handle. Am I correct assuming it is Sambar Stag? Seems like when I see "Bowie" knives online, many times they are made by a guy named Gil something. I forget his last name. I am not sure if he mass produces them, but he has some funky looking big knives.
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...made by a guy named Gil something. I forget his last name. I am not sure if he mass produces them, but he has some funky looking big knives.
Larry...
Gil Hibben. A knife designer but they are mass produced. Made some for the Rambo movies

He also made some smaller, less fantasy knives like this one.

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Great Bowie, opaul! Love the stag handle. Am I correct assuming it is Sambar Stag? Seems like when I see "Bowie" knives online, many times they are made by a guy named Gil something. I forget his last name. I am not sure if he mass produces them, but he has some funky looking big knives.
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Thank you! The handle is elk. I use it almost exclusively.
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Thank you! The handle is elk. I use it almost exclusively.
I like your Bowie very much. I also would have guessed Sambar stag. Did you treat the elk antler to achieve that look?
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I like your Bowie very much. I also would have guessed Sambar stag. Did you treat the elk antler to achieve that look?
I didn't do anything to the antler except wax it. I'm always on the look out for nice pieces of stag. I frequent pet stores, believe it or not, and sometimes find a piece that is perfect but usually I leave empty handed.
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