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Kevin
04-08-04, 04:44 PM
Finished :)

15 inches overall length (thats about 38 cms for you metric people :) ).

286 random layer damascus, nickel silver guard and screw down pommel with bronze and leather spacers.

The clip is fully sharpened and will cut as well as the belly.

http://www.coutelcutlery.com/photogallery/photo32767/bowie%20full%20shot.jpg


A view of the handle which is radicaly changed to what I was going to do. There are bronze spacers before the guard and pommel, but they dont show up so well in the photo.


http://www.coutelcutlery.com/photogallery/photo32767/handle%202.jpg
Thanks.

ZDP-189
04-08-04, 04:54 PM
I know it's not for sale, but how much do you normally charge for a beaut like this?

Wrangler
04-08-04, 05:33 PM
Awesome.... :biggthump
Just see my comment in the gallery! :D

Cheers,
Wolfgang

Kevin
04-08-04, 05:33 PM
I know it's not for sale, but how much do you normally charge for a beaut like this?

Well, it is for sale to a customer...but he hasnt seen it yet :yikes:

pm sent.

Chux
05-08-04, 03:02 AM
amazing and eye-catching.

Trond
05-08-04, 08:16 AM
Very good Kevin. I am sure that you are going to have one satisfied customer there:)
How long is the blade then? 23 cm? That is a big blade!

Kevin
05-08-04, 02:33 PM
Yes.23 cms for the blade is quite big (and wide)....could have made a few damascus scandi blades out of that one piece...lol


This is a picture of my starting billet...17 layers...It was then folded 4 times to get the final high layer count.

The middle layer is also utilized as my billet handle so no chance of the handle falling off.
A LOT of steel was used!!!!

http://www.coutelcutlery.com/starting%20billet.jpg

which when finished, ended up like this.

http://www.coutelcutlery.com/end%20billet.jpg

The shiny layer are the 15n20 and the darker lines are the 1095...The thicker shiny layers are where I placed a clean new piece between each fold.