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Starting a Bowie

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I got a start on a new Bowie blade today for my existing inlaid handle.  This one is from a piece of 1 3/4" W1 round rod.  I haven't decided yet if I will give it a hamon or not. [ W1 does a very nice hamon should I decide to do a differential H/T.]

 

My old elbow wore out today before I had the forging complete on it.  I'll try to do better tomorrow.:D

 

 

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Here you can see the blade (as forged) with the old handle.  I'll probably clean up the profile a little with the 2x72 but I think it in general will work with the handle.  I haven't decided about the guard yet whether to go with an "S" guard or classic oval.

 

 

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I vote full-on golden age, oval guard, no hamon, or at least not a high-contrast hamon.  That shape and that grip is just too classy!

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2 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

I vote full-on golden age, oval guard, no hamon, or at least not a high-contrast hamon.  That shape and that grip is just too classy!

 

Something like this:

 

I've yet to hand finish the blade and I may add some simple filework to the guard like a fuller running around the middle of it.

 

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Exactly! :lol:

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