Big oosik bowie for ICCE

jkf96a

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I've been working a bit on a big bowie that will be ready for ICCE in Fort worth. The steel is some W2 that I got from my fellow Forged in Fire competitor Rob Singleton, clay quenched for a good hamon. The oosik was my door prize at the last ICCE in Kansas City, and I've been waiting on a big bowie to use it on. This is also my first penny style guard.

Dirty pic, pre final polish.
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The old Raymond Richard backlit profile trick.
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A video view "in the white."

Handle mock up with the fittings blued.
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Glued the final assembly up late last night. Should have some finished pics and likely a video over the next few days.
 

KenH

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I really like that guard 'n spacer you've got. BTW, what's the story on the blade just in front (pointy end) of the ricasso?
 

jkf96a

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I really like that guard 'n spacer you've got. BTW, what's the story on the blade just in front (pointy end) of the ricasso?

Honest truth, lol? Let's call it a "Spanish notch." Truth is, when I got to hand sanding, there was a small edge crack there. I used a 1/8 carbide end mill to chase the crack out and add the decorative element.
 
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