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WIP My first bowie

razorns Jul 8, 2011

  1. razorns

    razorns Little member

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    Hi there...

    This is my first bowie knife... if this can be called a bowie...

    Are there some rules regarding bowies? what can be called a bowie knife? What kind of a grind? what kind of a handle?
    Or there are no rules and this can be called a bowie
    I forged it from a truck spring so the steel is "5160".
    It is now, as forged, 38 cm long, so it will be a little shorter and 5mm thick at the ricasso and tapers both ways...
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    and here is what i sketched fro handle idea... forged guards and bog oak from Ireland...
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    sorry about poor photo quality...

    so... what do you think...

    Radovan
     
  2. manix j

    manix j Huge member

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    I think....

    I think it is a helluva lot better than anything i could make!! :devilzeek

    good job!!

    J
     
  3. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency Huge member

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    It might not be much of a bowie....

    But it looks like it could be one helluva subhilt fighter.
     
  4. razorns

    razorns Little member

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    And what is a difference between bowie and a fighter? in terms of construction and blade geometry?
     
  5. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency Huge member

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    Fighters in general are a bit slimmer. They're meant to be fast. The construction doesn't have to be much different. In general a Bowie isn't a subhilt either.

    The narrow profile of the blade just looks more like a fighter to me. If you could grind in a false edge it would be there all the way.

    For instance: Dave Broadwell Subhilt fighter:
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    Bowie knife (Mike Ruth)
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  6. the dude

    the dude this aggression will not stand man

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    looks cool
     

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