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Steve Nowacki

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Steve Nowacki last won the day on March 26 2019

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About Steve Nowacki

  • Birthday 08/10/1963

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    My Family, Knife making, Martial Arts, good books, guns, camping, walking and hunting.

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  1. Doug thank you for your comnents buddy. I did exactly like you said, hammered the copper, applied the liver of sulphur and sanded the high spots lightly back. You're also right about the good old British government. A knife is legal to carry if the blade is a max of 3" long or smaller and it is a non locking folder, e.g. friction folder. You would still havd to have good reason to have it on your person if stopped and searched. The new rules about buying from the internet and the banning of assisted openers just to mention a few new measures have muddied the waters beyond belief.
  2. Thank you for that Charles, the UK Knife show is on Sunday 30th of June have you any thoughts on attending. It would be good to put a face to your name and have a chat.
  3. Gerhard, thank you very much for your comments my friend, they really are very much appreciated.
  4. Thank you Joel, I fell in love with these after seeing one posted on this forum. Like I said I've been itching to make one and finally got the time to do it. For a prototype I'm really pleased how she turned out.
  5. I've been wanting to make one of these for ages and finally got around to it. The body of the knife is made from 2mm thick copper sheet which I've beaten and filed the top then applied liver of sulphur to patina the surface. The blade is made from Shiro 2 with a white paper steel core, blade thickness is 3mm, blade length is 75mm, that's cutting edge, overall length of the knife is 186mm and the closed length including the flipper is 135mm. I've called her Tombo, dragonfly, I hope you like her. Thank you for taking the time to look guys and all comments are really appreciated. Steve
  6. Very, very nicely done, there is a tremendous amount of fine detail work to be complete with this piece, I'm really looking forward to see how this turns out.
  7. Thank you for your comments Doug, I have to say that I love the way a san mai blade looks when it's finished, but it can break your heart when it doesn't weld properly. As you know you only get one chance with this stuff and if there's a problem with a weld and it goes ping it stays pinged. Steve
  8. Thanks Wes, I'm glad you like it buddy.
  9. Thank you for your comments Brian. Steve
  10. Evening gents The blade for this vest Bowie is 6" long and 3/16" on the spine, it has a core of 80Cr V2 which has been laminated with Hitachi Shiro 2 and outer layers of 431 stainless. I've not used these steels in this combination before and I was really pleased how the carbon in the stainless has migrated into the Shiro 2 layers. The steel single branch hand guard has been cold blued and the handle is a lovely piece of stabilised Hawaiian Koa held with one stainless pin, the overall length of the knife is 11 1/8". The double welted sheath has been dyed walnut, with a black patterne
  11. Cheers guys thank you for your comments. A little bit of mix and match Joshua has added to the overall feel of this piece.
  12. I would call this a drop point hunter Gerald, it's just a recognised style of blade shape really. You don't have to carry it into the field to do any work on game with it, this style of blade will excel at many camp tasks as well as bushcraft. Thank you for your comments guys and for taking the time to look at this piece. Steve
  13. Hi Charles Thanks for your comments buddy, here are a couple more shots of the knife from underneath, hope they help.
  14. Morning guys, here's some pics of this latest hunter off the bench. It's a bit of an unusual one for me. It has an L-3 (52100) blade, 120mm long, 4mm thick on the spine, overall length 255mm, brute de forge finger choil, Macassar ebony scales, inlayed with two bone escutcheons, with red liners held by two S/S Corbies, wet formed deep pouch sheath, dyed golden brown with a Moran style smiling moon in nickel silver.The reason for the Bill Moran theme is the pieces of bone were bought by the client from the shop sale after Bill Moran passed away so these with the forged finger choil and moon were
  15. Thanks guys for your continual appreciation over this piece. I'm glad you've enjoyed it as much as I did making it. Steve
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