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Scaled down Bowie
« 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.


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.



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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 04:57:20 PM »
As usual, absolutely beautiful!
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #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.
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 12:38:11 AM »
I love to see all your knives, but your Bowies especially appeal to me.

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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 09:48:47 AM »
Beautiful knife! Nice photography too!

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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #6 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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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 09:45:58 PM »
Outstanding. That stag is beautiful and goes well with the micarta.

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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 08:03:07 AM »
WOW!!
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 11:33:21 AM »
That looks fantastic!  Your knives are incredible.
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #10 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!
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 08:41:26 AM »
Thank you sirs! :campfire:
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2018, 07:18:47 PM »
Wow. That is beautiful. Love that blade shape/profile.
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2018, 09:15:00 AM »
 :thumbsup: STUNNING......... :notworthy:
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2018, 08:38:33 AM »
 :campfire:
Thanks!
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2018, 08:29:19 PM »
Beautiful work. That stacked micarta is the ticket!

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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 08:39:38 AM »
Just Gorgeous! As usual 😎
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #17 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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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 11:52:21 AM »
As always Beautiful work!
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Re: Scaled down Bowie
« Reply #19 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.

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