nickel-silver

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this is my take of the chevalier bowie knife i was commissioned to make

its a beast of a knife being half inch thick at the spine

o1 tool steel around 18 inch long full tang . the blade is 11.5 inch long 2.5 inch wide and half inch thick . with distal taper and the biggest fullers ive ever seen to lighten the blade up

the handle is ivory micarta with nickel silver fittings and inlayed symbols . the guard is sterling silver cast from scrap . it weighs just over 3lb

thank you for looking and a merry Christmas to you all  

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this is a smaller old style trade knife .

the blade is bearing steel , 7 inch long by 40mm at its widest and 5.5 mm thick 

full tang construction with nickel silver guard and pins , blackwood scales done in a slight kephart stile 

i was going to etch the blade in ferick acid but decided the buff finish would age and patina better on its own 

please excuse the pics there not the best