My Knives #14 Bowie Fighter

in #maker3 years ago

Hello dear Stemians,

after a long long time, your favourite Doc is back with new beauty from the knifeshop.

This little beauty was a long time coming. I've started working on it in March, of course, it was not the only project I was working on but it's still way too long from start to finish.

She's been lurking in my shop trying to get my attention for months, you should have seen the smile on her face when she realized it's finally her turn.

Yeah, yeah, I'm overdoing it with this knives are girls. So what? They are my girls and I love them and they love me - so just stuff it!

Well, she's finally done so it's time to present her to the public. First the stats, then the progress pics and a gallery with a couple of nicer ones at the end.

Bowie fighter

blade - 1095 with differential heatreatment and acid etched hamon
guard - piece of an old file (over 100 YO)
handle - Ipe with a stainless steel pin


length: 250mm / AO 385mm
height: 45mm
thickens: 8mm

The Build

It all started as a 50 cm steel bar

After cutting it out and profiling it on the grinder, I've done a small bevel before the heat treatment. Here's before and after HT

Rought grind at 40 grit with the first apperance of the hamon

Done on the grinder - I've took her to 600 grit

Squaering the shoulders and fitting the gard and a block of Ipe for the handle

Pre-final etch and my little helper

A lot of assembly and dissasembly untill the handle looks and feels right

Smoke for the dramatic effect before the final gallery

The final product

Thanks for stopping by! If you have anything to say or you wanna ask a Q or 2, just drop a comment below and I'll do my best to fill your need(s)...


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Thank you, it really is appreciated

semplicemente fantastico! Elegante e le forme sono belle. Il manico lo hai lavorato tutto a mano? Piccola cosa... il pin lo avrei messo più centrale.
Ancora complimenti, un saluto

Thank you Nicola.
I did the handle on the grinder with the big wheel and the small wheel and have finished all by hand.
The pin - heh, yes it would have looked a bit better if it was more centred but the tang was curved that way - see the pic

So I didn't really have a lot of room to play with.

Again, thank you so much for the praise, it really is appreciated ;)

The pin - heh, yes it would have looked a bit better...

Si, vero. Forse hai tolto 1 mm di troppo nella parte superiore del manico e della guardia. Nelle foto con il manico grezzo mi sembra più centrale al tutto.

Grazie a te che condividi la tua esperienza. un saluto, nicola

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