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    Default Frontier Bowie Knife with Rawhide Sheath

    Here is a new one I just finished up today, this one was a fun build that everything just went well on. I actually forged this blade at Dave Dellagardelle's shop last weekend and he was kind enough to give me the piece of wood that became the handle. He had gotten it from Andy Davis who told me is was a museum grade desert ironwood burl and it is a gorgeous piece! I decided to go very rustic on this knife, but I believe to do the rustic look properly it also has to be very clean and I think I was able to get that balance on this knife.

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    Steel: 1084 hand forged
    Blade: 8 1/2 inches long
    Handle: 5 3/4 inches
    Handle material: Museum grade desert ironwood burl
    Guard: textured wrought iron and bronze
    Sheath: Raw hide and veg tanned leather with brass rivets and copper concho

    Please let me know what you think, all comments are welcome and thank you for looking.

    Robert

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    Keep practicing you'll catch on eventually. In the meantime i'll do you the favor of hiding it for you so noone sees it!

    Just teasing, that's some nice looking work!!!!!

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    That is a beautiful blade all the way around. You've got the photo down too. That's a great background for that knife.

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    More beautiful work.
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    Thanks guys!

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    Yuuup I'll order 2, that wood is incredible

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    Like the rough look. Will go good with mt. man outfit. Can smell the powder now.. Yepper.

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    I have always wanted a Bowie knife..but I do not know what good would it be. Can someone lease educate me, what kinda things or how would a person use the Bowie knife for?
    I'm a Gramp who is not computer savvy, give me a slab and the rock ages tablet..I will do fine!

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    Outstanding work.

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    Great looking knife!

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    Love It!!! You just keep getting better and better! !

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