Is is a 100% false edge, or did you leave an actual edge at the tip?
August 31, 2011, 03:24 PM
Looking good. I like that first bowie. Keep em' coming.
August 31, 2011, 03:31 PM
that is good stuff. love the handle materials. i have used osage myself. good to work with. thanks for sharing.
September 1, 2011, 02:13 AM
That skinner has a profile that's reminiscent of the Nessmuk skinner shape.
September 1, 2011, 03:30 AM
Interesting blade shape on that last bowie.
September 1, 2011, 05:38 AM
The back side is a false edge, this Bowie is for a Boar hunter who need to use a strong blade to kill them at the end.
Thank you all for your comments!
September 1, 2011, 06:33 AM
The large Bowie is a brute!
Like the look a lot.
Cheers to the neighbor!
September 1, 2011, 04:48 PM
You are really whipping through the blades! :) I like the first 2 best, but I can certainly see where the last one (the pig sticker) would do exactly what you intended it for!
Welcome to THR!
September 1, 2011, 10:18 PM
That is one "couteau grand!" Welcome aboard!:)
September 4, 2011, 03:26 PM
I really like the first one! Very good looking knife.
September 4, 2011, 03:51 PM
How are you doing your heat treating ??
September 4, 2011, 07:22 PM
Tre Bien on the first knife shown, it is about perfect IMHO! Excellent choice in metal too.
September 5, 2011, 07:11 AM
I made heat treating with special furnace I have got. I can heat treat little knives to big two hand sword on it.And I use some torch sometimes for simple steel.
Thanks for your words all!
September 5, 2011, 11:35 AM
A new one, a fighting bowie, W2 steel, paracord handle, kydex sheath. I like it a much!
September 5, 2011, 04:21 PM
That last knife makes me happy in my pants.
I've gotta start making these things someday.
September 5, 2011, 06:13 PM
Definitely like Knife No. 1 (Bowie), and Knife No. 4 (the Bowie you just posted). Keep up the good work!
September 5, 2011, 06:45 PM
Does your primary bevel change as you go from tip towards the ricasso on your fighter?
Do you establish a secondary bevel on it to keep a constant angle on the edge or do you let the angle on the edge vary from tip to ricasso? OR are you using a convex grind?
September 6, 2011, 06:40 AM
Yes the primary bevel change , the tip is more tough.It 's a flat grind who goes on a convex on the tip.
The secondary bevel is a false bevel, but can easily be sharpen.
September 6, 2011, 10:04 AM
New one, I'm really happy with this one too!L6 steel, carbon fiber handle!!!A big Boar hunter!
September 6, 2011, 11:22 AM
That one is nice too. all though in real boar hunting the slender first Bowie you have up would work better. Boars have a tough hide and gristle plate . Even an arm pit stick likes a more slender profile to penetrate, 7" up works well even on the bigger ones (shudder).
September 7, 2011, 12:04 PM
A skinner, W1 blade, paracord handle....cut really really hard!