My "Sackett" Bowie

Discussion in 'Neo Tribal Forum - All things Neo' started by Church & Son, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Church & Son

    Church & Son Well-Known Member

    Back in '79 Sam Elliott stared along with Tom Selleck in a movie called the "Sacketts". One of my all time favorite westerns...Elliott played "Tell Sackett" and carried a huge Bowie in a shoulder sheath...I've wanted to do one for a long time...Here's Sam with his....


    Mine is the version after he spent time with the friendly Indians....
    15″ overall with 10″ sharp x 2″ deep….
    Forged from a ’40′s Rio truck spring on charcoal, quenched in water…No electricity used..
    Bolster poured from pewter and non-lead fishing weights….
    Handle is from a big whitetail….
    Sheath is rawhide deer over veg-tan with an egg tanned Elk cuff and fringe…..
    Shoulder belt is from an old hunting bag I made and didn’t like so it got its-self re-used…No dye on the sheath… dirt, grease and varnish with a few beads…


    Kind of loses something with the 2013 attire but ya get the point......
  2. James-G

    James-G Well-Known Member

    Looks real Nice Randy
  3. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow Well-Known Member

    I think that's the best looking blade I've seen from you, Randy. I really like that one. And the leather is top-notch for sure. :)
  4. messerist

    messerist Well-Known Member

    "Get the point "...good one! Good movie. Great blade!
  5. kidterico

    kidterico KNIFE MAKER

    Randy I never get tired of looking at your work. Its always so different and good. Keep m comming. KT
  6. rhinoknives

    rhinoknives Well-Known Member

    That's one heck of a Scapler you have made there. A bit of a Fur Trade into the Hawkins rifle era look to it!
    I like that,

  7. Wade Hougham

    Wade Hougham Well-Known Member

    I like your taste in movies and I just might like your take on this knife and sheath better than the original. VERY NICE!!!!!!!!
  8. Steven Long

    Steven Long Well-Known Member

    Very, very nice! I am loving the looks of that bolster and the sheath... Excellent work.
  9. jonathan creason

    jonathan creason Well-Known Member

    Rusty, crusty, and cool as hell. I love it, Randy.
  10. Church & Son

    Church & Son Well-Known Member

    LARGE THANKS, each and all....Means a lot.....
  11. Lagrange

    Lagrange Well-Known Member

  12. Church & Son

    Church & Son Well-Known Member

    Thanks Eric....
  13. Ausbrooks

    Ausbrooks KNIFE MAKER

    Really like that one, very nice gnarly bowie and fantastic sheath- well done.
  14. Denny Eller

    Denny Eller Well-Known Member

    Outstanding Randy! Great knife and one fantastic sheath!
  15. hawkman

    hawkman Well-Known Member

    Great lookin Randy,looks like the real thing:57:
  16. Church & Son

    Church & Son Well-Known Member

    Thanks Gents....This one was fun...
    I had it on at realjob yesterday at one of our "kickoff" meetings for a new project...The handle was sticking out of my jacket....
    A lot of glimpses and no-one said anything but the meeting was extremely short...
  17. Ausbrooks

    Ausbrooks KNIFE MAKER

    :lol::lol:You are absolutely "THE Man" Randy!!

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