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    Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Hi everyone !

    This week i just started an interesting project and i decided to take some pictures If everything goes well, at the end there should be so called coffin bowie. The picture is just a very simple draw of an idea . I have majority of the things in my had The customer gave me pretty free hand. He just demanded type of the knife (coffin bowie), full damascus , mammoth ivory on handle and Spanish notch. I decided to go for twisted W pattern. Well, life is to sort to make simple damascus patterns Just joking This will be pretty challenging for me and lot of things may came out pretty bad. So wish me luck friends ! We are starting !


    First three days - damascus welding, blade grinding
    I prepared two 2,2 kg (4,85 pounds ) billets . Just to be sure that i wont go short I will make another blade with rests, if there will be any. You can see how long was the billet after pulling it out it was like my leg .. almost 80 cm (31 inches) 30/10 mm (1,2/0,4 inch). For bad luck , batery in my camera died just before welding and i forgot to charge it another day:/ .. so i decidet to use pics of another twist i made few months ago . I dont have pictures from grinding blade either But as i can say the blade came out nicely, pattern looks pretty cool but for now i decided to show just a siluete of roughly grinded blade The notch needs bit more work to make it nice See you next time with another part. PM


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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Looking good so far.
    Vintage straight razor restorer and honing service.

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    That is so nice, thanks for sharing

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Love these WIP posts!! Looking forward to seeing this one all finished up.

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    That's going to be a very sweet knife , watching with interest my friend
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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Thanks a lot guys !!!

    Here comes the second part - The guard

    Hi everyone After couple more days i have a guard shaped more or less. It is made all by belt grinder, angle grinder and dremel . Now it is time to put it into perfect shape by hand, using sandpapers and diamond files. It is already quenched from start . It is full damascus twisted W pattern too as the blade is, but i wont show it until whole knife is finished . So what do you think ??


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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    The guard alone makes my heart flutter , bloody good job
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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Thanks !

    Hi everyone : After some days of "cursing " and fitting all together nicely here comes the part 3

    I already made the cage for the handle that is typical for this kind of knife. The spacers are damascus and the "wall" is carbon steel . All the parts are quenched on this knife to get the nice contrast on damascus. The service holes with the screws will be hidden beneath the scales To be continued ..


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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    hey baby
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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Brilliant! Love the WIC pics, adds so much to a thread.

    What are you hammering/ drawing out your Damascus billets with? I have made a couple of damasus blades by hand but a day of hammering.

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Thanks !

    i have 30/50 tons hydraulic forging press


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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    That looks awesome! Did you make it?

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    Hi Petr,
    That will be an absolute "cracker"!
    Well..... it actually is already.

    Can't wait to see that mammoth on there!!

    Any plans for the sheath yet??

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    gruffalogriff - Yea i made it .. kind of One friend made all the hydraulic piping and electricity. I do not know how to do that I found the parts and made the frame

    RBR - Yea i would have , but this time it will be without sheath as it is customers wish . Another coffin i plan in approx 9-12 months ill do the sheath . Thanks

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    Re: Full damascus Coffin bowie with mammoth ivory - W.I.P

    I love the guard and the way it's all coming together:-))

 

 

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