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I love scrolling through this thread and seeing how I’ve improved over the years. Its nice to see all the long hours finally paying off.

On another note, I’ve finally finished up the bowie knife. I got a bunch of exotic woods from a friend recently, so I’ve been trying them out 1 by 1. This time I decided to take a piece of the ebony he gave me and use it for the handle. I have to say that its a beautiful wood. I had a little fun with the handle on this one and sculpted it a little bit, and I have to say it really payed off. The handle is 5 inches long. The blade is made from a Chevelle coil spring and is 6 inches long. I hope you all like it as much as I do.

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Finally getting around to posting this knife. This was a really fun one to make. I was able to keep the blade nice and thin on this one so its perfectly balanced. The hamon (hardness line) flows very nicely and follows the edge at a consistent distance. Every knife is a new lesson, and this one taught me a lot. The blade is 1084 stock I had laying around, and the handle is Honduran rosewood burl from @bhatleberg. I’m very proud of this knife, the pictures don’t do justice, but are very nice none the less.

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I’ll be posting a skinning knife in a couple of days, just need to make the sheath. I will make more to sell, but only a limited amount as they are difficult to make, and will unfortunately have to be expensive because of that. I’m also working on a batch of camp knives for a cool Idea I had. I’m going to make a “build your own” box. It will include the blade and brass pins. I was also thinking of an option to include a piece of wood of the buyers choosing for an extra $15. I’m leaving this as an optional thing incase said buyer already has a piece of wood they would like to use.
 

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Gorgeous handle! Looks like it would fit nicely in your hand, as well! Did you make the sheath as well? Chuck
 

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The bolster alone is worth the price of admission. The whole piece looks like something Rambo carries in his ruck sack.
 

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I'm just leaning back in my chair with my hands behind my head - sitting here taking in the purdiness!
 

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Here is the knife I was talking about for the “build your own” box. I designed it to be a very universal style. The blade 4 5/8 inches long, and the handle is 4 1/4 inches. I’m hoping to have a few available by the end of the week. These will be great Christmas presents for yourself or a family member, but i will keep making these past the holidays.

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And here’s the skinning knife I mentioned last week. Its my first integral bolster knife, so it was definitely a challenge. I don’t think I’ll be making these on a regular basis. They will be a limited edition item and I plan on only making 25. I might make more depending on how well they sell. The reason I’m making so few is because they are extremely hard to make and very time consuming. Because of those facts they will have to be expensive. But that’s enough about price, lets get to the specs. This knife has a 2 3/4 inch blade made from a truck leaf spring, and a 3 1/4 inch handle made from snake wood that I traded for with @bhatleberg.
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