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Tim Lively

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About Tim Lively

  • Birthday 12/17/1957

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    http://www.timlivelyknives.com
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    Eugene, Oregon

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  1. Hey is you still alive  ???     :)

  2. O.K. We be friends man .... Hammer happy !!

  3. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Thank you! This one is made with the same 7 piece construction style as the one in the video.
  4. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    This Bowie Fighter reflects a new style for me. My aim here is to make period pieces from the American Bowie Era with an antique finish. The blade is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel. I hand cut the fuller on each side. It is 14 1/2 inches overall and has a 9 5/8 inch blade. The handle is Texas Ebony with seamless coin silver (90% silver, 10% copper) ferrules and blade collar. The guard and buttcap are 1018 mild steel. The guard is hand forged with double forward facing scrolls. This new style reflects more of a true 19th century spirit. I made this knife completely unplugged, using nothing but hand tools so the look comes from authentic traditional techniques. I think this gives the knife a realness that can't be found in machine made knives. No sheath, will come with a Maxpedition hard use case. Price $1250.
  5. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Thanks! I will check out the OKCA website and if it's in Eugene, I'll definately will want to go.
  6. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Here's a closer look at the ferrules. You can see the antique finish better also.
  7. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    The ferrules are seamless and I made them this time by using old US silver dollars. I cold hammered the edges until they flare out and form a band. Then I cut the centers out. I usually use my own coin silver alloy that I cast into a ingot but this time I used coins. So I used 2 silver dollars and one silver half dollar to make the ferrules and blade collar. The technique of flaring out the edges of silver coins was taught to me when I was in high school back in the 70s from a Vietnam Veteran. I guess a lot of Vets know this technique as it was used to make rings and trench art by soldiers as far back as there has been coins.
  8. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Thanks! The antique finish was fun. I like the look and will try another one.
  9. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Thanks! I moved from the Austin, Texas area to Eugene, Oregon about 2 months ago. I love it here!
  10. Tim Lively

    Bowie Fighter

    Here's a Bowie Knife I just finished. This one leans more toward the fighter style in the Bowie genre. This knife reflects a new style for me. My aim here is to make period pieces from the American Bowie Era with an antique finish. The blade is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel. I hand cut the fuller on each side. It is 14 1/2 inches overall and has a 9 5/8 inch blade. The handle is Texas Ebony with seamless coin silver (90% silver, 10% copper) ferrules and blade collar. The guard and buttcap are 1018 mild steel. The guard is hand forged with double forward facing scrolls. I think this new style reflects more of a true 19th century spirit. I made this knife completely unplugged, using nothing but hand tools so the look comes from authentic traditional techniques.
  11. Tim Lively

    Beard question

    Here's something to shoot for Ric.
  12. Tim Lively

    USA / OREGON - Tim Lively

    My focus is to create unique knives of optimum performance in an old world style. Each knife is handmade one at a time without the use of electricity. I am heavily influenced by 19th century American Bowie Knife Makers and the Arts and Crafts Movement. If you live within the Eugene/Springfield area, I am willing to come to your shop or home and help you put together a charcoal burning forge and work space like I use at a very reasonable rate. Please check out my new website, http://www.timlivelyknives.com to get a better idea of how I work. My way of working is considered primitive by most but it is a great way to get started without a large budget. I also have a popular video on the market titled, Knifemaking Unplugged, which shows my techniques in depth. I am offering these services as inexpensive as I am able as a way to help people get started. info@timlivelyknives.com
  13. Tim Lively

    Knifemaking Unplugged DVD

    In an effort to compete with the piracy on the web Ive decided to lower my price on my DVD, Knifemaking Unplugged. It is now only $19.95 though my website for the DVD. I also lowered the Download to Own version to $9.98 at Amazon.com. I also instructed Amazon.com to lower the price of my DVD there to 19.95 also and to begin offering a download to rent version for only $4.98. These options will take a few weeks to take effect. Amazon is a little slow at making these changes sometimes but the download to own price is available now and so is the DVD version on my website. So, you can now get my video cheap without ripping me off. Thanks for yalls support! http://www.livelyknives.com
  14. Tim Lively

    "How to ...." almost anything

    In an effort to compete with the piracy on the web Ive decided to lower my price on my DVD, Knifemaking Unplugged. It is now only $19.95 though my website for the DVD. I also lowered the Download to Own version to $9.98 at Amazon.com. I also instructed Amazon.com to lower the price of my DVD there to 19.95 also and to begin offering a download to rent version for only $4.98. These options will take a few weeks to take effect. Amazon is a little slow at making these changes sometimes but the download to own price is available now and so is the DVD version on my website. So, you can now get my video cheap without ripping me off. Thanks for yalls support! http://www.livelyknives.com
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