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Old 06-19-2014, 04:24 PM
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Damascus & Rosewood- small hideout fighter...

This is a small gent's carry bowie or hideout fighter. It's slim and light and relatively short. Easy to carry. It's fairly stout but has sharp distal taper ending in a nice sharp point.

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Forged from my own 1084 and 15n20 damascus
9 1/2" overall, 4 3/4" blade, .200" thick at the ricasso
Clip is just shy of sharp
Fittings are German Silver
All the edges of the guard have been rounded so there's no sharp edges
Rare and beautiful Camatillo Rosewood handle that is NOT a broom handle . It has more contour than I can show with these pics.
German silver finial.

I have mixed feelings about the finial and might make something else for it. I thought if this was a 'fighter' the pointed finial might be a good skull crusher.

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That's fantastic, good sir! I like the finial. From the photos it looks just subtle enough to mean business. Looks great


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Old 06-20-2014, 09:58 AM
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I really like that, John. The linear looking Damascus is really cool and I think goes nicely with the grain of the wood. I also like the ricasso size. Not sure on the finial-it doesn't put me off, but I guess not my favorite shape. I'd be willing to bet it'd be just fine to leave it of you wanted to.


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Old 06-20-2014, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys.

I made another finial this morning to see how I like it. It's a better fit for the knife, I think.

Here's a couple quick shots of the new one. Do you guys like this one better? It does seat a little farther in the handle. I don't have it screwed down tight.







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Old 06-20-2014, 11:19 AM
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I think the new finial is a better complement to the aesthetics of the rest of the knife.

Great-looking piece of work either way.
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I agree with Grant, second one flows and is proportioned just a little better to the over all look.


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Old 06-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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I think you've always made a great 'gents' knife, and don't think you give up anything if it doesn't have the hole puncher. Nice proportions, crisp finishing and photos to match!
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