Post by thelonelywolfforge on Jul 3, 2014 6:16:24 GMT
This one has been a long time in the making. I wanted to create my take on my idea of the steriotypical Cowboy bowie knife. My goal was to craft a box to go with the blade and offer a package that looks like someone took a time machine back to 1887, walked into a little shop and purchased a brand new knife, and then jumped back in the time machine and zipped right back to today....well...here she is. The Frontiersman. This blade is made from Pattern weld 1095 and 1075 High Carbon steel and is oil quenched, and tempered. The modified S Guard is made from Cold Forged Brass, and the Full tang Coffin Hilt is Riveted with Brass Pins and Zebrawood Scales. I found the wood box on a website that sells antiques and the seller stated that the box was made sometime in the early 1960s. Using the bare unfinished box as my shell i lined the box with Foam and velvet and finished the entire thing in a deep Cherry Red. I also installed a Brass Latching mechanism to keep the box securely closed. The entire box has an aged antiqued look to it. The blade specs are as follows...
Blade Length: 9 1/2" Handle Length: 5" Blade Width at Widest: 2" Blade Thickness at Tang and shoulder:1/4" Blade Thickness at tip: 1/8"
Price is $400.00 + shipping
Heres a neat picture i took while the knife was still in progress :mrgreen: