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Title: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Lin Rhea on June 25, 2018, 02:43:09 PM
This little Bowie has a 6-1/2 inch blade I forged from a left over piece of 1084 steel. I forged it very close to final shape leaving a bit of forge scale here and there.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/27993245277_fbafafbcd1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JDEGxX)

The guard and other fittings are forged stainless and the handle is dyed stag. That spacer is stacked 1/8 inch brown Micarta that has been oxidized. Of course, the intention is for it to look like leather but it's much more durable.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/28989252168_509e37a41b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LaFuGy)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/27993193977_19a2fb6aba_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JDErit)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1825/42955140572_0e9f57df6d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28rNjKW)
Title: Re: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Soonerlongbow on June 25, 2018, 04:57:20 PM
As usual, absolutely beautiful!
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Post by: wood carver 2 on June 25, 2018, 05:24:53 PM
I love looking at your knives Lin. That dyed stag reminds me of looking into a low campfire.
Dave.
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Post by: mj seratt on June 26, 2018, 12:38:11 AM
I love to see all your knives, but your Bowies especially appeal to me.

Murray
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Post by: Wampus on June 26, 2018, 09:48:47 AM
Beautiful knife! Nice photography too!
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Post by: bigbadjon on June 26, 2018, 04:04:51 PM
Can you explain the process for how you made the micarta stack? That really has the look and making and compressing leather washers sucks.
Title: Re: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Lin Rhea on June 27, 2018, 11:43:23 AM
I just lightly sand the flats of the layers and super glue them together with a little pressure. Then treat them as a block of any other solid material. This brown micarta has been oxidized by exposure to light. Not in direct sunlight but light. I think UV rays is the thing. That dark surface creates the shading which looks pretty much like leather.

Thanks guys!
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Post by: TrackerNy on June 28, 2018, 09:45:58 PM
Outstanding. That stag is beautiful and goes well with the micarta.
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Post by: Macatawa on July 02, 2018, 08:03:07 AM
WOW!!
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Post by: GDPolk on July 14, 2018, 11:33:21 AM
That looks fantastic!  Your knives are incredible.
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Post by: JohnHV on July 15, 2018, 08:43:15 AM
Absolutely gorgeous Lin!  That stacked micarta looks a lot like stacked leather but with the advantage of better resilience and stability over the long haul.  Brilliant!
Title: Re: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Lin Rhea on July 16, 2018, 08:41:26 AM
Thank you sirs! :campfire:
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Post by: smokin joe on July 20, 2018, 07:18:47 PM
Wow. That is beautiful. Love that blade shape/profile.
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Post by: ron w on July 28, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
 :thumbsup: STUNNING......... :notworthy:
Title: Re: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Lin Rhea on July 30, 2018, 08:38:33 AM
 :campfire:
Thanks!
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Post by: bjansen on August 01, 2018, 08:29:19 PM
Beautiful work. That stacked micarta is the ticket!
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Post by: South MS Bowhunter on December 01, 2018, 08:39:38 AM
Just Gorgeous! As usual 😎
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Post by: luciusx5 on December 01, 2018, 11:14:36 PM
I vote you World Champion of stag handles. Absolutely beautiful! Really enjoy seeing your work.
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Post by: LC on December 08, 2018, 11:52:21 AM
As always Beautiful work!
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Post by: Roughcountry on December 24, 2018, 08:49:26 PM
I love the look of that one Lin.   Haven't been on in quite a while, no computer. Glad to see lots of names I remember.  Going to be fun looking at lots of new to me  smiths.
Title: Re: Scaled down Bowie
Post by: Pine on December 25, 2018, 02:06:13 PM
That's a beauty.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Scott Teaschner on January 15, 2019, 10:52:05 PM
Beautiful!