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10" Bowie in W-1 and Sambar stag

Steve Nowacki

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Hi Gents

This Bowie has a blade from W-1, a full flat grind, blade length is 260mm, blade thickness is 6mm on the spine, the blade width is 43mm and the overall length of the knife including the pommel nut is 395mm. The gun blued S-shaped hand guard has a vine and thorns filed along either edge and clam shells on each end. There are three brass coined spacers with the gun blued bolster, which has a filed centre groove and tram lines around either edge. The Sambar stag handle has a gun blued butt cap filed to match the flutes in the antler and is held in place with a gun blued pommel nut. The sheath is of a Mexican loop style dyed mahogany brown with a python skin inlay on the front panel of the sheath.
I hope you like it, thank you for taking the time to look. All comments and critique very welcome.

All the best



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Damn Steve, that is a fine looking knife.  I REALLY like that a lot.  Your leatherwork is exceptional as well.  Excellent work my friend!  

Did you use a cold or hot blue for the guard and buttcap material?

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Hi Wes,

Thanks for your comments buddy they're always very much appreciated. I used a cold blue on the steel fittings, I always use Phillips professional cold blue cut 3 to 1 with water.


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Exceptional work Steve. Really top-o-the line work there.Love those clam shells.

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what they all said! that is one fine knife. The shape of the guard is unique and cool. I love the way the blade looks. the blackening, too!

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