forgot the dang picture
Hey Everyone, i posted a picture of this bowie last week with 2 others, but i had not made a sheath for it, i finished the sheath today and thought i would share it, It is my first attempt at making tip and throat style sheaths, i used .032 nickelsilver, i formed all the pieces on my press using urethane and steal forms, it is really a cool way to shape things, the tip is 4 pieces and the throat is 5. the Knife and sheath are my recreation of a 1830 bowie that i saw, and was made by man named Padel from New Orleans in 1830's, i just thought it was a cool knife..i maybe be showing it in the wrong forum, no offense, but it seems swords are the biggie here..i just like sharp things..
Antique Bowie & Sheath
Posted 17 October 2003 - 11:23 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 12:38 PM
One note of correction though?? - I believe you mean the knifemaker's name to be Pradel? A. Pradel was a surgical knife maker in New Orleans during the 1830-1840's and his work is extremely rare. I did a sheath for a repro Pradel a while back and found very little info on the man or his knives.
BTW - Another option for making tips and throats is casting them - there is a tutorial on the Engnath site. Also I find that sterling is much easier to work with when forming than nickel although it is more expensive. Properly annealed I can use the sheath itself as a form.
I'd say from the response to your recent posts that many here like your work Billybob so keep it up.
Wild Rose Trading Co
Posted 18 October 2003 - 06:57 PM
Is this the link to the original?
I for one would like to hear about your methods.
But maybe using urethane and the press would be a good topic..i will share what i know
Here's the direct link to the casting manual on engnath.com - http://engnath.com/public/manframe.htm
Basic lost wax casting is really quite simple and the supplies (including instruction books) can be had from Rio Grande Jewelry Suppley http://www.riogrande.com or Indian Jewelry Supply http://www.ijsinc.com
Wild Rose Trading Co
Posted 21 October 2003 - 12:37 AM
the hides in the back ground are ostrich legs, make great in-lays for bowie sheaths..i guess i need to start another thread on making tips and throats for the sheaths..but i am pooped,,so maybe tomorrow..again thanks..
Posted 17 October 2003 - 11:07 PM
Posted 18 October 2003 - 12:58 AM
I also found a tutorial on the web for NS sheaths, same sort of construction.Nickel Silver Sheath
in the (finally) Great North Wet
I said that.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
- - -G. K. Chesterton
So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.
Posted 18 October 2003 - 10:26 AM
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