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Traditional 14" Dueling Bowie


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Hello I am new to the forum and will be posting for a relative who has no access to internet. Trying to get his work out there for him. I as well along with my nephew designed and run the humble website that is dedicated to his blade-smith work. It is under construction and lacking much content and pictures and information to come. But we just got it up not too long ago and have much work to do.

 

Presenting "Kwauhteykwahn'tlohtseen" (revered hawk who is eater of eagles) a traditional 14" dueling bowie that was hammer forged in a clay, charcoal fired forge from a recycled mystery tool steel mixed with copper. Differentially heat treated. Solid brass hilt/guard hammer-forged from a large chunk of smelted recycled brass scrap that was then hammer fitted/formed firm to tang and then soldered. Traditional deer rawhide sleeve and pinwork on Arizona Ironwood scales carved from fallen dead wood. Handle naturally sealed in beeswax/mineral oil/chia oil. Sheath was made from old saddle leather, capped, riveted and adorned in traditional hand tooled brass-work made from recycled antique brass. Sheath knife retention strap was made from a section of old brass chain I believe possibly was originally a segment of an old pocket watch chain or fob of some kind. Sheath was also naturally sealed, and waterproofed in beeswax/mineral oil/chia oil. This bowie was a year in the making of on and off work in-between the time he took to finish the other 5 knives he will have produced these past 2 years. Thank you for looking.

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Welcome, very cool blade, good mix of design- I'm sure I won't be the first to say it , but I like everything about it.

- also feel free to post the website in your message next time as well

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You're welcome, Bernie.

 

Bernie posted his relative's knife in another forum, where it received nice, but limited input. I suggested he post here, as I thought this group would be appreciative of such cool work. I'd love to see the shop where this neat package was created, and meet the man who did so with such primitive equipment.

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