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Wagon Bowie #7725638 01/22/20 09:35 PM
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This fine piece features wagon themed historical material. The blade is wrought iron wagon wheel and 1084 san mai. The wrought is from my grandmother's grandfather's wagon out of Spicewood, Tx. The guard is wagon wheel from Vega, TX. The spacer is an 1836 half dollar, to commemorate Texas Independence and the pioneer spirit of the western travelers. The handle is ash wood from a Springfield Wagon Company wagon tongue. Springfield made wagons from 1873 to 1951. The blade is 9.75", and the overall length is 15.75". Flat ground, with the spine at a bit over 1/4" inch thick.

This knife is not just art, it's a piece of high performance cutlery. I used it in a cutting contest to commemorate the opening of the James Black School of Bladesmithing at historic Old Washington, AR. Here's a link to a video of the knife at work cutting a 2x4. After this test, the knife maintained its sharpness through four other cutting tests.



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Re: Wagon Bowie [Re: Jason Fry] #7725643 01/22/20 09:41 PM
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clap Good job Jason.

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Re: Wagon Bowie [Re: Jason Fry] #7726060 01/23/20 05:19 AM
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Awesome blade Jason! and great job on that 2x4!

was that Mr. Fisk on the loudspeaker?


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Re: Wagon Bowie [Re: Jason Fry] #7726223 01/23/20 02:33 PM
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Sure was Jerry on the mic. He and JR Cook ran the contest. Jerry got to make a cool knife to present to somebody important, if he wants to tell the story.


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Beautiful, lot of history to go with it. Forrest

Re: Wagon Bowie [Re: Jason Fry] #7727100 01/24/20 08:09 AM
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Beautiful! Love the story and your video. Kudos for your leadership at Texas Knifemakers' Guild and thanks for getting the word out about the James Black School of Bladesmithing in Arkansas.

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Jason did very well in the cutting he chopped the 2x4 in half in 9.96 seconds. The contest was by invitation only. 10 cutters chopped 2x4's, sliced a thick 3 inch carpet roll, poked a deflated balloon to check sharpness of point, one inch rope they got extra points for dropping it in a bucket and slicing 11 bottles the middle one being filled with a really thick gelatin mix. It was good to see a knife with historical materials do well. Congrats Jason.
The opening was very attended and yall might want to bookmark their page as we are setting classes like no one has and it is meant to bring up the level of what you can do to a knife. I am signing up for some of these classes as some of them are basic but just not done in our industry and some take those basics and really get out there and all at a very reasonable price.


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Just heard today that this one will be in Blade in July smile


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Originally Posted by Jason Fry
Just heard today that this one will be in Blade in July smile

congratulations, you did a good job on it


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I like the historical aspect of the knives you do...that was a really cool idea!!

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great looking blade with a great story - what a treasure


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That's a pretty cool combination of history in that knife

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