View Full Version : Large D2/Elk antler bowie

09-06-2009, 10:30 PM
I'm posting up one of the largest knives I've made so far. Here is a large D2 bowie. The blade is 3/16" X 2" (widest point) X 10" long. The guard, spacer and buttcap are all copper. The spacer is a piece of bois d'arc from a very old fence post.

When I was finishing out the handle there were two "foreign objects" that showed up in the spacer. The only thing I can figure is that they are some kind of staple or nail that was in the fence post that I did not see when I cut it. I was pretty peeved but they are there and there isn't any way of getting them out short of cutting the handle off and starting over. I can only imagine how old they are considering the source of this wood.

The blade has a full height flat grind. Although this is a large knife it feels much lighter in the hand than it looks like it should. It has a fairly thin edge and slices well. I had considered entering the cutting competition at the Branson hammer in but this knife doesn't have a lanyard hole so it didn't meet the safety requirements.

The handle is a curved piece of elk antler. The buttcap has four mosaic pins in it. All of the copper has a nice patina started and the blade was given a very light etch with ferric chloride.

The sheath is stitched with deerskin and has an elk antler crown on the front.

I have this knife listed on my website at $300 but I'm listing it here for $250 and I will cover the shipping in CONUS. Any overseas shipping can be negotiated but I would at least split shipping.

Paypal and money order/cashiers check are accepted. The knife will ship priority/insured via USPS unless something else is worked out between myself and the buyer.

A post of "I'll take it" here in the thread overrides any pm's or emails that are pending.

Thank you for looking and if you have any questions or need more pictures please email me or post here and I'll try to get them to you as soon as I can.






Here are the unidentified foreign objects.

This knife is listed elsewhere also. If more than one person posts "I'll take it" I will go by the timestamp on the post.

Frank Aguirre
09-06-2009, 11:11 PM
That is awesome!

09-06-2009, 11:44 PM
Very nice!!

09-07-2009, 02:28 AM
Nice work sir.

09-07-2009, 07:01 AM
Thanks guys. That's a lot of D2 but the piece of steel was just laying there screaming "bowie" and I couldn't resist the temptation.


09-07-2009, 05:03 PM
This one is now "SOLD PENDING FUNDS".


Samurai Stu
09-08-2009, 12:45 PM
Now that's a knife. Love them bowies

09-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Very nice piece!cool 1