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MJ.
28-02-2015, 02:08 PM
my first go at a bowie knife. little bit of a hic up as needed to redo the brass guard, fit just wasnt good enough... just finished the second temper, slightly lower temperature of 235c for 2 hours. i waited to do the second temper until the blade was finished, cleaned, lightly oiled and held in place on the try with a small vice as to not touch anything... i dont know how long the finish will last but for now its looking real pretty!
need to fit the brass guard and start on the stacked leather grip...

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/oiltemper1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/oiltemper1.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/oiltemper2.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/oiltemper2.jpg.html)

Thumbcrusher
01-03-2015, 08:57 AM
T^

David_JAFO
01-03-2015, 10:53 AM
hello,
T^
Regards
David

MJ.
02-03-2015, 02:27 PM
thanks. i just finished shaping the handle... not overly pleased with it but then its my first attempt at a stacked leather handle. my main concern was the rivet holding the pommel, when i tried to peen it over it just didnt really want to squash out much and the more i hit it the harder it became! i thought id shape it anyway and the remove the pommel and put a thread on and do it that way instead.... i couldnt get it off! even with gental persuasion with a small hammer and screwdriver! so guess its on there good?

i used danish oil to finish the leather and its looking a bit wet still. im hoping as i apply more coats and it dries it'll look better?... anyways heres the finished knife, just need to put the edge back on it.

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowie11.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowie11.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowie10.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowie10.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowiehand1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowiehand1.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowieblade1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowieblade1.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowie1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowie1.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/bowiehandle1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/bowiehandle1.jpg.html)

jbrown14
02-03-2015, 05:51 PM
That's just beautiful, a collector's item for sure.
T^

Josh

MJ.
02-03-2015, 06:17 PM
thanks, not finished yet though! just removed the pommel and a couple sections of leather to add a larger pommel to match the front guard....

rosseveritt
02-03-2015, 06:33 PM
T^

OakAshandThorn
02-03-2015, 10:06 PM
T^ Egad, the beast is born! :D

MJ.
03-03-2015, 01:00 PM
thanks, im re doing the pommel today... i didnt like the original as it just didnt look right

http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/newpommel1.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/newpommel1.jpg.html)
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff443/mark22c/newpommel2.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/mark22c/media/newpommel2.jpg.html)

jbrown14
03-03-2015, 01:46 PM
That's a great complement to the guard. I "liked" your Face-invader page so I could keep track of this one too. :D
Thanks for posting!

Josh