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Here's one that I just finished and plan on bringing to The Arkansas Knifemaker's Show next month:

 

 

seacowbowiefull_opt_zps73e1352a.jpg seacowbowieblade_opt_zps0103b72a.jpg The mosaic blade is 1084 & 15N20. The handle is fossil sea cow bone with 416 fittings. Let me know what you thing. Thanks, Gary

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Wow, that one really turned real nice Gary! I like the staging of the first photo but it doesn't do the pattern in the Damascus justice!!! 35.gif

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Very Nice work Brother Gary .

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Nice pattern! Crushed W's variation?

 

Need a closer shot of the grip/guard.

 

Really nice work!

 

Dave

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Thanks, guys. I appreciate it.

 

Dave--You're right. This is a "W" variation. I added extra layers between the sections when I 4-wayed it the first time. The second 4-way I didn't. Hope that makes sense.

 

Gary

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Fantastic knife Gary, love the handle too

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Superb work Gary! always love your bowies...

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Thanks, J.D. As you can easily see, I've been influenced a lot recently by historical knives. This one has a little old & new combined. Glad that you liked it.

 

Have you ever done The Arkansas Knifemaker's Show? Outside of The Blade Show, IMHO it's probably the best show going especially for the forged blade. I'm sure that you would know many of the participants. There's a large ABS contingency there.

 

It would be a long trip for you but one that I'm sure you would find memorable. It's attended well by both makers & collectors. I've done it for the last 15 years and I believe that it is the most enjoyable show that I have done. They know how to put together a fun weekend there. [if you decide to do it someday bring plenty of Bowies as that is definitely Bowie country.]

 

All my best,

 

Gary

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Gary,

 

The knives you make, while not usually exact copies, have the same "presence" and appeal as historical examples. Not to mention a higher level of "fit and finish" than most of the originals. IMHO, you have, quietly and steadily, developed into one of the top smiths for historically influenced knives from N. America.

 

Thanks for sharing about the AR show as well.

 

~Bruce~

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Thanks, Bruce. That's very kind of you. I've had a lot of fun recreating the historic styles of knives, both American and those from around the world. I've always felt that one should try to keep expanding your skills and recreating these old styles has forced me to try new things that I would never have attempted otherwise.

 

I still do an occasional exact copy of an old knife but have found that I enjoy giving a modern knife some of the look & feel of the knives from years ago as well. Building an exact duplicate forces you to be very precise in your work but adding a historic look to a modern knife allows some artistic freedom to the mix so both are enjoyable to do.

 

Glad that you liked it.

 

All my best,

 

Gary

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