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A Riverboat Gambler's Knife


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With this one I decided to give it the feel of a Samuel Bell type Bowie with a few modern features of my own. Samuel Bell was best known for his "long & pointy" type Bowies. The blade profile & handle of this one are based on his knives of the 1840's. The experimental can mosaic pattern blade as well as a few other features are my own. Since this one has such a "busy" Damascus pattern, I gave it a plain white ivory handle (fittings are 416).

 

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I'd appreciate your thoughts.

 

Thanks,

Gary

 

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I really love this one!

I keep seeing mustaches that were in vogue at the time.

Very, very nice.

-Gabriel

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That's beautiful Gary!!!! Can you explain the construction? Is that a framed handle?

 

Kip

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That's beautiful Gary!!!! Can you explain the construction?

 

Kip

 

 

I don't know that I understand what you would like to know but let me know & I'll try.

 

Gary

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Thanks, guys. While I was forging the blade it felt a little strange making something so long & narrow. Quite different from your typical Bowie blade.

 

;) If nothing else, making the occasional historic type knife has forced me to broaden my skills both in bladesmithing & hilt work.

 

Glad that you liked it.

 

Gary

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