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jmccustomknives

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Got a new computer and haven't been able to post in a while.  Been busy.  Here's a little play time.  This Bowie was forged from L-6 and 1095, folded to around 160 layers.  The pattern was manipulated by drilling divots and grinding notches.  It was given a very long etch (not totally on purpose, took my wife to lunch lol).  Normally I don't use a cable guard on a non cable blade but it seemed this one needed it.  The handle is elk antler with a brass pommel.
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Very nice. I also love the tight fit between the blade and the guard. I have a challenge with that.
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Very nice. I also love the tight fit between the blade and the guard. I have a challenge with that.

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Hello JMC, This has a wonderful pattern in the blade. Different style. Have you experimented with anything new? I would say you nailed it. Love the handle and the color variation. Creates a balanced look.
Is this for a customer?

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Hello JMC, This has a wonderful pattern in the blade. Different style. Have you experimented with anything new? I would say you nailed it. Love the handle and the color variation. Creates a balanced look.
Is this for a customer?


Wasn't made for anyone in particular.  Was just experimenting.  Sometimes when the forge is hot I'll do that.   Here's a wild experiment.  A guy wanted me to use a CAT bolt in making a edc.  Well, the bolt wasn't good enough steel.  So I ran with the idea and used a roller bearing from a CAT front end loader.  I'm not real happy with the flow on this one, but I'm going to shoot a video on the forging of a larger blade that should give a better flow through the handle into the bolt/pommel.DSCN6386.jpg  DSCN6388.jpg 

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