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“Vintage Warrior” Bowie Knife!

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Finished Product – Forged from 70s era American leaf spring steel. Copper end cap and bolster plate. Blade guard forged from antique wrought iron.
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Material used: Vintage leafspring, vintage hickory axe handle, copper fittings!
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End of day 2, about 12 hours in at this point.
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This was my first attempt at a fuller (or blood groove) in a blade. The spring fuller I made seems to work quite well, but I see some kinks that need to be worked out, especially with defining the ends of the fuller.
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Antique Wrought Iron…possibly gate latch? You can see where it was forge welded together.
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Vintage Steel Reborn! The chunk of steel at the top is an off cut and about the same as this blade started as when it entered the forge.
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Vintage Bowie just needs an edge!

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My 2 latest pieces.
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Vintage Bowie forged November 2017, vs first forged “knife” Summer 2015 about 2 years of progress in smithing.
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Smithing Summer 2017

My first demonstration is in the books!  I was able to to forge outdoors at an Olde Time Carnival event for community and charity right in my hometown this past weekend, and we had a blast.  Also have some other events lined up including interest in smithing at the great Delaware County Fair at the end of August.

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