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hi all,

this bowie was built on order along the lines of an earlier bowie,

but reduced to black: steel, iron and ebony


some specs:

W1 forged , differentially hardened

wrought iron



total: 36cm

blade only: 21,5cm

tapered from 6,0mm to 2,0mm



thanks for looking!


























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Darkness!!! I love it! The bolster is beautiful. Heck, the entire thing is beautiful ;)



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Exodus 20:17 "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour's."


Hope I don't have to suffer for it too long for I'm in the mood for coveting your knife. Great work.

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Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh...........

Gerhard, that is immeasurably handsome.



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That is fantastic. I especially like the union and flow of the guard and bolster into the handle. Just excellent.

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They just keep getting better and better. When you say "built on order along the lines of an earlier bowie," was that the one that won the voting for Best Bowie on the Bladeforums site? I actually like this one even better, it is so simple but so elegant. Todd

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I can't really say anything the others haven't already said. WOW that is truly inspiring work man. I have always loved your work, and this piece is exceptional even by the lofty standards your previous work has set.

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I agree with everyone else, that is an elegant knife. inspirational, in terms of flow and fit.

I have a question, if you don't mind (you were nice enough to explain your meticulous fitting technique with the dental paper once) - how did you finish the wrought iron? What did you do to polish it and then to etch/color it, if anything?


It has a natural, aged iron look but was recently formed, so I am curious how you got that appearance.


thanks for showing us your work,


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thank you all for posting,

I`m glad you like my bowie!


@kevin and eric.

I work with the wrought like this:

forged, then ground with a belt,

then I carve the form,the curves and the surface-structure with a dremel and rotating inserts like these:


then a short ´polish´ with a rotating wire-brush (inserted in the dremel)- it cleans the worst unevenness, finally stained-

thats it.

I didn´t etch that one- the wrought comes from sweden and seems to be a top-quality.

I tried to etch, but there appears nearly no structure- it´s to clean.:-(


@ ray,

YOU are the specialist for ´funky chickens´!!

if you build your version, then I`ll try to make my interpretation! :-)))



yep, I meant that here:


and you´re right ,the new one is more elegant and ´sophisticated´.

I must give credit to my customer- he wanted the reducation- and he was right


best regards


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Having seen one before that is now in my folder of "KNIVES TO ONE DAY BE GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE" I am once again amazed at the level of craftsmanship - that bolster still amazes me - maybe one day you will share the secret?

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