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#5686540 - 04/06/15 11:46 AM Southwest bowie april 2015
Jerry Fisk Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
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Loc: SW Arkansas
This is a Southwest style bowie with a 11 inch blade that I just completed and will hand deliver to the client. The wood is another piece of the Horse Chestnut. The Damascus is a modified version of my Trail of Tears pattern. The engraving I did with scroll work and leaves in both stainless and gold. It is sharp enough to cut government red tape, well, almost. Hope you like it.

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#5686940 - 04/06/15 03:20 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
MikeC Offline
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Awesome knife!
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#5687115 - 04/06/15 05:06 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Beautiful. Is there a story behind Horse Chestnut? How do you inlay the gold? cheers
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#5687199 - 04/06/15 05:56 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Registered: 03/16/15
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Loc: SW Arkansas
Pitchfork, George Washington planted 13 of these trees between his sisters house and his mothers house. One was planted for each colony. This is part of the last tree and it was planted for the Georgia colony. It had to be cut down in the year 2000.
I did the Trail of Tears with the Washington wood cause I am sure ole George is shedding a few tears over how this country has changed.

I remove the base metal, dovetail the sides of the shape, then pull up burrs from all four directions so that when I hammer the gold in it gets under the lip of each bur plus the dovetailed sides. The only way to get it out now is to chisel it out a bit at a time. It will not come out in one piece even with the chisel.
That's one thing you should ask when buying engraving that is inlay, Did they dovetail? Not everyone does. without dovetails you can hit it on the side and it pop out or just snag. I have seen others were it did come out. Not good. I never know what a person will do to my knife so I build it as strong as possible.
Engraving such as this one will take 25-30 hours per inch. I make my own chisels etc.


Edited by Jerry Fisk (04/06/15 05:57 PM)
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#5687453 - 04/06/15 08:04 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Awesome work sir, I'd love to hang with you in your shop for a few weeks! Drewl.
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#5687723 - 04/06/15 10:21 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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That is beautiful, wow
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#5688028 - 04/07/15 08:19 AM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Now that's a work of art; I really like that style of Bowie too.
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#5691679 - 04/09/15 08:59 AM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
hectic Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Awesome Work... up

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#5693990 - 04/10/15 01:57 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 233
These knife are a total master work of craftsman ship.

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#5695046 - 04/11/15 01:16 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
matpk Offline
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I wish I have the right word to appreciate this awesome work of art.
Keep it up Jerry. up up

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#5704014 - 04/16/15 09:46 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
bobsumner Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
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Wow.

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#5704054 - 04/16/15 10:14 PM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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True piece of work from a true artist. Very impressive sir. Thank you for posting and thank you for back stories cheers
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#5704383 - 04/17/15 08:19 AM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Registered: 08/11/06
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Loc: Pottsboro Tx.
Another beautiful knife! I bet with that wood, plus the hours you have invested, make this a pretty pricey piece. And I'm sure it's worth every penny! Outstanding work, sir.
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#5734364 - 05/08/15 07:01 AM Re: Southwest bowie april 2015 [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Registered: 07/27/06
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Loc: Corinth, TX
Wow. What a tribute to one of our fore fathers and the tree. Literally. The custom hand work is amazing, the historical factor is intriguing and the over all craftsmanship is nothing short of exquisite. Well done sir.


Edited by Mr. Clean (05/08/15 07:02 AM)
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