overmodulated

First Bowie (and first application of handles)

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After hitting the forum for a couple of months and learning from most of you, I took on the project of making my first knife with handles (as opposed to the primitive one-piece blacksmith knives I had been making previously). So this is a big step for me.

The stock is a RR anchor clip (shown)

Finished product is a heavy lengthy bowie

I'm fairly happy, save the divots and pits in the blade. Any feedback, recommendations would be welcome. Thanks for all of your useful info and shared pictures that guided me.

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Very Well Done!! I'm about to start my first project like that too, I hope my results are close to that!

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Thanks for the compliments folks.
Yes the handles are maple burle. I compression pinned them but did not use JB Weld (I hope that was not a mistake). Still have to coat them with something to make the grain pop. Tung oil?

Forging does rock. It wouldn't be the same starting from a perfectly flat pristine piece of bar stock, as tempting as that sounds. Turning scap into shinier scrap seems more rewarding. Thanks again for all the inspiration from this board.

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It wouldn't be the same starting from a perfectly flat pristine piece of bar stock, as tempting as that sounds. Turning scap into shinier scrap seems more rewarding


Thats whats so appealing about forging to me. Turning scrap into art, tools, and conversation pieces, simply amazing. Good job.

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