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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 09:50:22 PM »
    :drool

    sigh.

    I would love for a thin, utility Bowie with a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inch blade that one could wear IWB or horizontal carry on the belt. A modern Bowie twist with some of that old world, hand crafted elegance.

    A guy can dream, right?

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 11:35:00 PM »
    Holy Toledo!
    There is some amazing work on that thread!
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 12:46:38 AM »
    Beautiful stuff.   :cool    Bowie knives and other big fighting knives are endlessly fascinating both for the amount of work lavished on them and also the diversity of style.  Thanks for posting it for us.  :thumbup1
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 11:08:36 AM »
    :drool

    sigh.

    I would love for a thin, utility Bowie with a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inch blade that one could wear IWB or horizontal carry on the belt. A modern Bowie twist with some of that old world, hand crafted elegance.

    A guy can dream, right?

    http://www.amazon.com/Anza-Fixed-Blade/dp/B00SPUSAT0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_200_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=41NVken213L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0P584Q5D71BBTGZB4GR6

    Not much for elegance, but I handled a few of these over the Thanksgiving holiday and really liked the feel.

    http://www.amazon.com/Anza-Knives-MSWAT/dp/B004H5TH8U/ref=sr_1_13?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1449245153&sr=1-13&keywords=anza+knives is the one I'm sticking in my wishlist...

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #5 on: December 06, 2015, 07:13:10 PM »
    A piece made by a man named Brian Dolim

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    « Reply #6 on: December 06, 2015, 07:16:47 PM »
    Another piece owned by Ricky Idlett


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    « Reply #7 on: December 06, 2015, 07:18:51 PM »
    Twin Bowies by Tim Gable

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    « Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 07:19:37 PM »
    Some Junkyard blades by a Moi Cordell

     The one in the middle is currently being modified on
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 08:03:30 PM »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 08:03:50 PM »
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    « Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 01:24:15 AM »
    This little number is from Nate Roach

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    « Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 01:56:22 AM »
    Made by a lady named Tera Leann Plowman

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    « Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 01:57:33 AM »
    And of course let's not forget the high quality production knives with this Busse Team Gemini Light Brigade.


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    « Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 10:34:03 PM »
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    « Reply #15 on: December 08, 2015, 12:14:13 AM »
    Work by Brad Mock

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #16 on: December 08, 2015, 02:49:48 AM »
    I like those skull knockers, but this is what I want.



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    « Reply #17 on: December 08, 2015, 12:28:58 PM »
    That's me, getting ready to carve the bird this past Thanksgiving.
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #18 on: December 08, 2015, 12:45:00 PM »
    I like those skull knockers, but this is what I want.



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    « Reply #19 on: December 08, 2015, 03:31:12 PM »
    Those Brad Mock knives are beautiful.
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #20 on: December 08, 2015, 03:57:52 PM »
    I like those skull knockers, but this is what I want.



    Screw the house I need a shop with a place for a forge.

    There is something beautiful about a physical skill set such as this. It's a common action turned into a skilled art form. Any one can swing a hammer, but not like that. Wish I had some of the knowledge of it, it's very blue collar and salt of the earth. There is something to be said of being able to work with your hands.

    Thanks for sharing!  :thumbup1
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #21 on: December 08, 2015, 05:21:00 PM »
    It's really not that hard to learn the basics.

    Step one: Heat Metal, but not too hot (sparks bad).
    Step two: Beat the snot out of it until it starts to resemble what you want it to.
    Step three: Repeat steps one & two until you're happy with it.
    Step four: Get the piece hot enough to not be magnetic anymore, then dunk it in heated oil, brine or something else appropriate (somebody used to use prisoners of war... I think the Geneva Convention frowns on that now).
    Step five: Stick it in an oven for a few hours at 4-450 or so, then let it slowly come to room temperature (this step can be skipped, depending on what you're using the thing for).
    Step six: Apply edge.
    Step seven: Prettify by adding grips.

    Those are the basics, and if you want to learn more, there're plenty of books (which I need to read, too, as I'm sure there're details in there that will smack you on the nose).  And I'm sure there are a few people on here that'd share some knowledge, too.

    tl;dr version: Go for it, it ain't rocket science...

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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #22 on: December 08, 2015, 06:32:53 PM »
    It's really not that hard to learn the basics.

    Step one: Heat Metal, but not too hot (sparks bad).
    Step two: Beat the snot out of it until it starts to resemble what you want it to.
    Step three: Repeat steps one & two until you're happy with it.
    Step four: Get the piece hot enough to not be magnetic anymore, then dunk it in heated oil, brine or something else appropriate (somebody used to use prisoners of war... I think the Geneva Convention frowns on that now).
    Step five: Stick it in an oven for a few hours at 4-450 or so, then let it slowly come to room temperature (this step can be skipped, depending on what you're using the thing for).
    Step six: Apply edge.
    Step seven: Prettify by adding grips.

    Those are the basics, and if you want to learn more, there're plenty of books (which I need to read, too, as I'm sure there're details in there that will smack you on the nose).  And I'm sure there are a few people on here that'd share some knowledge, too.

    tl;dr version: Go for it, it ain't rocket science...

    Thanks for the encouragement, booksmart!  :thumbup1

    Maybe someday in the future I'll try my hand at it, time will tell...
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #23 on: December 08, 2015, 07:51:45 PM »
    Thanks for the encouragement, booksmart!  1

    Maybe someday in the future I'll try my hand at it, time will tell...
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    Re: I find the lack of sharp pointy stabby objects to be disturbing
    « Reply #24 on: December 08, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »
    I made a little carving knife in a drum brake forge, and shaped on a piece of railroad track. Get a piece of steel and start banging away. It is a blast even if you do it wrong.

    Some days you just need to whack something, and at least this is productive.  Also fire makes every thing funner.
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