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26 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

I thought so.  Just curious, since most of the Musso-type bowies with brass strip spines use a strip bent into a U-shaped channel.  I like your way better.

I've made a Musso and did just that.  The original "Iron Mistress" had a flat strip so that was the direction that I went just to be more accurate.

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Looking Great !I love  the Hollywood Bowie style ! Best of luck on selling them.  I too work in " forge heated" shop  do you notice a real difference in workable time per heats  in this frigid weather ? Seems to me  the stock is affected and cools of a lot quicker.  Last week I was out forging  at 19 F  and after  5 hrs of work  my anvil was not even warm to the touch! 

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2 hours ago, Jonas Liebel said:

Great project!

May I ask you how you did the Handle inlay, did you cut it out with a router or by hand? Or do you know any good tutorial for handle inlays by chance? :)

I placed the handle blocks in an x/y vice on my drill press and cut the inlays out with a 3/4" straight router bit.  I then used some 3/4" x 1/4" nickel silver for the inlays.  By doing this I  only had to grind the ends of each inlay into a half round which I freehanded on my 2"x72".  By starting with 1/4" thick inlays it gave me enough  material to grind the inlayed handle into a contoured oval shape.

 

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2 hours ago, Hoy's Forge said:

Looking Great !I love  the Hollywood Bowie style ! Best of luck on selling them.  I too work in " forge heated" shop  do you notice a real difference in workable time per heats  in this frigid weather ? Seems to me  the stock is affected and cools of a lot quicker.  Last week I was out forging  at 19 F  and after  5 hrs of work  my anvil was not even warm to the touch! 

I think that you're right about forging when cold.  I didn't notice it as much today as I  was making Damascus on my press and no matter what the temp the dies heat up quickly.

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