Yet Another Knife Project

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Yet Another Knife Project

#1 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:42 pm

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In June, I posted about how crafted a handle for a Green River Hunter, passing on the bone scales supplied with the GR blade.

http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewt ... er#p795613

Last week, I spotted a 10" Bowie blade that I liked, decided to utilize the bone scales I had on hand from that project, and bought it.

I won't go through the handle crafting steps again, but here's how it's going (I still have some minor finishing to do).



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I'm thinking of adding a 4" brass or copper spline (like below) to the top/rear of the blade (aka: Bowie fighter), but haven't made up my mind yet.


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Whatcha think about the spline ?



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#2 Post by piller » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:39 pm

Very nice.
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#3 Post by alnitak » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Wow! Very nice.

While I think the spline works great with the knife below, I think it would be a bit too much for the one above. Maybe shorter and thinner, if at all?
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#4 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:10 pm

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Thanks, folks !

Shorter ? Hmmmmmm......... (food for thought)


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#5 Post by octagon » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 pm

Knife is cool "as is" :D

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Re: Yet Another Knife Project

#6 Post by Old No7 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 am

octagon wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:52 pm
Knife is cool "as is" :D
+1 to that!

Nice job! Or as Blaine would say "Knife job!". :wink:

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#7 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:21 am

I like it without the copper spline. What is the function of the copper spline? Or is it just aesthetics?
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Re: Yet Another Knife Project

#8 Post by Pete44ru » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:35 am

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I'm not sure, Vall - some period & new "fighting" bowie's have the spline.

I thought aesthetics too, but what also entered my mind was the vintage bowie owners wanted reinforcement against the possibility of hard usage.

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#9 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:26 pm

The spline was used as a soft defence against other knives in a knife fight. Older bowies will often have a brass section on the back of the blade then a severely curved guard that could catch the other guys knife and lock his blade into your knife. I have heard that it was also a way to dampen the blow to the often brittle spine of your knife so a hard hit did not break your blade, true......dunno.
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