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#6116295 - 01/03/16 12:22 PM DSC bowie with trimmings
Jerry Fisk Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
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I am still working on this bowie but thought I would slide it together for a temp photo.
The handle is George Washington planted Horse Chestnut, the blade is finished with steels from the bombing of Pearl Harbor and building #2 of the Trade Center. The stainless mountings are engraved inlaid in 24kt gold.
I will have it photo'd after the DSC show.
Does it work? I chopped 10 pine 2x4S with it using a test handle and it still split a single hair.
Come by and see me at table 1145 at the DSC show.



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#6117061 - 01/03/16 07:37 PM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Looking forward to seeing what the finished knife looks like. Like that handle.
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#6117329 - 01/03/16 09:48 PM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Awesome work Jerry. up
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#6117648 - 01/04/16 08:28 AM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Dang, that's sweet! I can't imagine how many hours you must have in it, or will have. And some day, I wish you'd explain how you do that gold inlay. Looks like very tedious work.
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#6117894 - 01/04/16 10:41 AM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Work of functional art, with historical parts. Another beautiful knife Jerry up
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#6118035 - 01/04/16 12:18 PM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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DG. you grind a small chisel 90 degrees with a 50 degree face and a 20 degree lift. Cut the grooved wide enough with that chisel. Grind another chisel that is approx. .010 of an inch wide. Put a touch of 70 degree face on it with no lift. Then use that chisel to dovetail the groove ever .010 wide all the way around on both sides, hammer the gold wire into the dovetail. Lightly polish the tops.
If you do not dovetail it then it will come out during use. If you do dovetail it is fine. Here at the Micro show two years ago we took one that had deep relief engraving and gold wire and best the engraving on a pine 2x4 to let them know it would hold up. We then hung a piece of one inch rope up by a thread. We used that Damascus knife and cut the rope and did not break the thread.
My knives work. They work well. I see no point in carrying a knife that does not cut well so I make them the way that I want them to work in the field. The pretty comes later. If you are buying always ask the maker do they dovetail their gold in, some do not and I can tell you, they will not work if you do not.

Come by the DSC show. GRS is set up doing engraving demos. they will let you put your hands on the engraver and try it out yourself. You will not be able to do gold wire but they can get your feet wet with the basics and tell you even more.
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#6119405 - 01/05/16 08:18 AM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Originally Posted By: Jerry Fisk
DG. you grind a small chisel 90 degrees with a 50 degree face and a 20 degree lift. Cut the grooved wide enough with that chisel. Grind another chisel that is approx. .010 of an inch wide. Put a touch of 70 degree face on it with no lift. Then use that chisel to dovetail the groove ever .010 wide all the way around on both sides, hammer the gold wire into the dovetail. Lightly polish the tops.
If you do not dovetail it then it will come out during use. If you do dovetail it is fine. Here at the Micro show two years ago we took one that had deep relief engraving and gold wire and best the engraving on a pine 2x4 to let them know it would hold up. We then hung a piece of one inch rope up by a thread. We used that Damascus knife and cut the rope and did not break the thread.
My knives work. They work well. I see no point in carrying a knife that does not cut well so I make them the way that I want them to work in the field. The pretty comes later. If you are buying always ask the maker do they dovetail their gold in, some do not and I can tell you, they will not work if you do not.

Come by the DSC show. GRS is set up doing engraving demos. they will let you put your hands on the engraver and try it out yourself. You will not be able to do gold wire but they can get your feet wet with the basics and tell you even more.

Very interesting! Thank you for the reply, sir.
I would like to get to the DSC, but afraid my schedule won't allow it, yet again.
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#6120763 - 01/05/16 06:12 PM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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All I can say is "Wow!".
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#6124807 - 01/07/16 08:16 PM Re: DSC bowie with trimmings [Re: Jerry Fisk]
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Beautiful craftsmanship

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