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Walnut Bowie/Hunter with Hamon


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Here's one hot off the press. My first integral guard, first hamon, and first tapered tang. The blade has been polished to 600 grit, then lightly buffed on a cotton wheel. Scales are also taken to 600 grit with a tung oil finish.



OAL: 9 1/4"

Blade length: 4 1/2"

Handle length: 4 1/2"

-1/4" 1084FG, Flat ground with a hamon

-Highly figured American Walnut scales

-3/16" Stainless pin

-Tapered tang


Thanks for looking!















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I like this one. that is really good for a first hamon. Careful, they can be as addictive as bladesmithing in general. You will find yourself thinking for hours about whether to use mother's versus flitz or pumice versus aluminum oxide or parks-into-water versus just water or just parks 50. It is a downward spiral.


well done.


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Nice job Kid !! B)

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Looks great! I see Serge's influence in that guard.


Well done.




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Gorgeous work, I liek the little guard.

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Kevin- Thanks. I had to resist the urge to re-clay it for the third time in a row after I kept contemplating how to get some good action in the hamon. Addictive indeed. But it's just another one to add to the pile.


Dave- Thank you, Dave. I am a big fan of Serge's style. I consider your words to be a great compliment.


Sam- Thanks. I was digging that integral sword you did recently.


I thank everyone else also. I really appreciate the kind words.



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Nice knife Brandon - i like the grain and clean shaping of the handle.


or parks-into-water versus just water or just parks 50.





Kevin, i'm trying and failing to come up with a reason you'd ever go parks into water - did you mean water into parks?

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