A gentleman I know who is into primitive hunting really loves my knives.  He has aquired several knives and a hawk.  He is quite a craftsman too.  He makes bows.  He asked if I'd make him a Bowie for a bow, so I did and made him this.
And after a few months he made me this.  It's made from Bow'd'arc (osage orange) with a Texas bull snake skin across the front.  The knife pictured with it is mine, I think it goes well with it.
It shoots well (I shoot left handed) but I need practice.  lol.
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Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Hank Rearden
This stuff keeps getting better. I had a subscription to backwoodsman magazine two great magazine loved reading it all kinds of back with stuff like this thanks for the post.
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Very nice. The knife is beautiful, but the Bow is what excites me. I'd love to be able to make either one, but especially the bow.

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Both are very nice looking. A person would be lucky to have either one.
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Great trade for both of you. Bow making has always been intriguing to me too.
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The knife is … well I do not forge knives and admire such precision. A beauty.

As to bow making, this just came out I believe. A film by John Neeman "The birth of a bow".
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