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    Default A bowie born from the ashes WIP

    So this past week has been very frustrating and full of set backs. I have been working with W2 recently and this week I lost five blades to the quench which hasn't happened to me in years. One of the blades was a large harpoon point bowie, so I got back on the horse and made another one in the same profile. At this point the knife is all together but still needs some final adjustments before I make the sheath. This is my first knife of any kind to have a pattern welded guard and man was that a learning experience, but over all I am pleased with the lines and feel of the knife. I only had time for a quick photo today and it doesn't really showcase the hamon very well, but more photos are to come. Thanks for looking!

    Robert

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    Blade Length: 11 inches
    Handle: 5 1/4 inches
    Blade width: 2 inches
    Handle material: Stabilized Claro Walnut
    Guard: Scrapmascus of old viking sword and broken knives

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    Great looking fighting knife
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    Looks amazing, as usual.
    And glad to hear that you didn't let a few setbacks discourage you!
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    That's a beauty!

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    I'm not sure what you're tweaking. That's a gorgeous knife.

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    Thank you everyone for your patience I just finished the knife not to long ago and sent it off to Scott Roush to photograph and he did a great job. Let me know what you all think. I ended up trying a smaller fold formed copper inlay than I normally use and liked the more subtle touch it added to the sheath.

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    That's a perfect match for that blade. Very nice.

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    Very nice indeed! That is amazing!
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    Fantastic work.
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    That's awesome!
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    Thank you everyone for the kind words

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