New Bowie out of my shop

Wayne Bensinger

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Hey everybody, how are we doing today, well I hope. Finally had some time to finish this knife I've been thinking about for a while now, since around Christmas actually. Along with all of the hunter/skinners I've built for people since then, my wife had me building a new tile shower with dual shower heads and a lot of details that took some time, it was worth it though, if you know what I'm saying. Anyway, I finally got to finish up this Bowie that's been on my mind for a long time. I sanded it to 1500 then a short time on the buffer. It's a heavy piece, here's some details:

52100 steel-59 RC
13-3/4" long total
8-7/8" blade
304 stainless guard and pommel
African blackwood handle
.250 copper spacer on 45 degree through handle
filework on spine, guard, and pommel
8-1/4" radius hollow grind

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Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Wayne
 

LR Adkins

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Wayne, pretty impressive knife. I like the file work on the blade, guard and pommel. Looks like you put your time in this bowie
 

Wayne Bensinger

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Thanks guys, it did take some time to complete, I was moving slowly so I wouldn't mess it up, lol. Working on my first attempt at a leather sheath now, hope it turns out as well, thanks.


Wayne
 

Cally

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Lovely looking knife, Wayne. I'd love to see the sheath too if your wife doesn't have too many more jobs for you :biggrin:
 
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