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Old 04-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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Mean little fighter- frame handle, take down

This was a commissioned piece headed for Texas. It was a lot of fun (and a bit of a challenge for me) to build. I really enjoyed working with this collector. He was very nice and very patient and not at all demanding. He liked a small cowboy bowie that I made a while back but wanted one with a couple changes. He made his requests and we tossed some ideas and materials back and forth and this is what we came up with.

The clip is RAZOR sharp on this! (a first for me)
This is also a full take down and every piece fits exactly with no play anywhere

Hand forged from 1075 steel, clay quenched and etched dark
11" overall, 6 1/2" blade, .210" at the ricasso
Rounded spine and ricasso edge
Sharpened clip
My own damascus guard and collars
Fileworked bronze spacer
African Blackwood handle scales
Fileworked Bronze frame
Browned/Bronzed screws
Checkered Stainless steel finial nut

The beautiful leather is by Claude Scott. He does fantastic work!

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Old 04-02-2014, 01:54 PM
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Sweet! I love it!
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:09 PM
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Bravo John, of all the knives you have posted this knife is by far my favorite non hunter. There is no aspect of this knife i don't like. The contrast of the blackwood handle and the bronzed frame is just so eye catching, its hard to look away. Not to mention the ingenious handle breakdown, well done.
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Absolutely outstanding work from every aspect.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:13 AM
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Thank you guys. I appreciate the comments.


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I enjoy each one a more than the one before it. Hats off to ya' -Jim-

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Your work is excellent, John. Inspirational.


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Whoa Nellie !!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:58 PM
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Now John.....make darn sure you glue it all together before it sells! Othewise you WILL see it again!

All that keeps going through my mind is some yahoo with an impact driver taking it apart and putting it back together.....

That being said, it is way cool!!


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