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Vest-Bowie for a gentleman


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hello together,

this little bowie was built on order for one of my customers.
fortunately I found the perfect piece of walrus and could save a part of the natural surface.

W1, forged and clayquenched
wrought iron
walrus (CITES)
length: 24cm
blade only: 13cm
thickness: 4,5-2,0mm

thanks for looking!
gerhard

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Wow that is awesome! I mean that one is beautiful and flawless! I would love to see the rig he's going to carry that one in because a piece that nice deserves a sheath that is just as bad-ass!

 

You call it a vest bowie, so is it going to get a conceal carry sheath like a conceal carry holster? I can picture something like the type that goes over the shoulders like you see the detectives or the spies where in the movies!!

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Unbelievable! The walrus is the perfect blend of rough and finished; it almost looks like it's been worn smooth by use.

 

The carved guard, though, is simply spectacular. I can't believe how perfectly balanced it is, and the weathered look blends seamlessly with the blade.

 

Marvelous work.

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Awesome craftmanship!!!One steel blade (no damascus-no composite) properly forged and heat treated,incredible handle with

perfect lines....what else can somebody ask????

Mr.Wieland you are a true inspiration for a group of guys here in Greece!!

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I was happy to see you posted another knife and when I opened the thread....WOW.....very inspiring and flawless work!

 

Yes, that's Gerhard for you. You just KNOW it's going to be great. B)

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thank you all for your kind posts, I`m glad you like it!

 

@C Craft,

I named it ´vest´-bowie for its ´tiny´ lenght-

my customer prefers the belt-sheath, so we haven´t thought for a hidden rig.

 

@dan p,

yep, blade and guard are soldered.

 

gerhard

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You never disappoint Sir, well done!!!

 

Kip

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always love your work. never disappoints. this one is top-notch.

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Somehow you always obtain that very rare balance between the new and the ancient in your work. The viewer could simultaneously believe that the piece was brand new and thousands of year old, belonging to an ancient and exotic culture. Paradox, juxtaposition, pastiche, etc.

 

Your work has always been an inspiration to me. It's hard to put into words why it is so, but all really good art has that in common.

 

Thanks for continuing to share with the forum.

 

Cheers.

 

Dave

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Somehow you always obtain that very rare balance between the new and the ancient in your work. The viewer could simultaneously believe that the piece was brand new and thousands of year old, belonging to an ancient and exotic culture.

interesting view-

one of my customers here claimed, that I had a further live some centuries ago (he believes in incarnation) ...

but for me one life is enough (I`m christian) :)

gerhard

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