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I took another commission for this classic.

 

bowie no. 1 profiled

 

bowie #1 d

Got the silver plating soldered to the blade:

 

bowie no. 1 --6

 

Silver plating the filework:

bowie no.1--7

The handle pins are 1/8" tubing.  They will get a 1/16" pin to hold the domed pin heads.

 

I will add the engraved escutcheons last so as not to scratch them.

 

bowie no. 1 --2

 

I got the handle scales attached tonight.  I'll start with the silver pommel wrap tomorrow.  Then it will be making the 20 domed pin heads.

 

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The top & bottom of the tang are now silver plated and the scales & pins epoxied (AcraGlas) in place.  Once I get the hollow handle pins cut to length and the scales sanded smooth the next step is the pommel wrap:

 

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Jaro,

 

Bowie had the knife made for fighting/dueling and the offset handle kept his hand out of the way when slashing with the knife.

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I've now got all twenty domed pin heads made & in place.  Next step is to file off any excess of the central 1/16" pin and to peen the remainderso as  to attach the domed heads.

 

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