A Son's Knife

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  1. G L Drew

    G L Drew KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 3, 2005
    My son has been after me for years to make him a large bowie and as much as I dislike large knives I think this one turned out OK. This is his 42nd birthday present; just a little late. I forged this from 1/4 X 1 1/2 inch 5160 and added a rosewood handle. The fixtures are made from an old wagon wheel etched and a little gun blue to give it an antique look.
    The trouble is, I have three sons.

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  2. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    You may not like them, but I can see why he wanted you to make him one. That knife is the real thing.

    Let us know what the other two come out like. :D
     
  3. JCavSD

    JCavSD

    Jun 27, 2007
    That's really nice. FYI, my birthday is Feb 7th...plenty of time for you to get things together. ;)
     
  4. M.Griffin

    M.Griffin

    459
    Nov 8, 2007
    Very nice. There is no way you aren't going to have to make two more.

    -Mike
     
  5. raylaconico

    raylaconico

    Jan 30, 2004
    Nice work! Great looking blade and I especially like that guard.
     
  6. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Very nice your son is very lucky and i'm sure it was worth the wait to him. I can't wait to see the other two knives though. :D
     
  7. Loosearrow

    Loosearrow

    Apr 14, 2008
    An heirloom for sure. Better make two more and number them for the boys. Collector for sure. Nice work.
     
  8. RyanW

    RyanW Moderator Moderator

    Jul 17, 2009
    how could he not love that! two more to go... and the sheath is great as well
     
  9. genewiseman

    genewiseman

    401
    Dec 11, 2010
    That is real nice!!!
    Gene
     
  10. thompsonblades

    thompsonblades

    409
    Dec 25, 2009
    Will definately be a collectors show piece one day. Can't wait to see the next two.
     
  11. robino

    robino Gold Member Gold Member

    752
    Aug 11, 2011
    my birthday was june 19th and i'm 43...would you like a 4th son?
     
  12. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    Even though you don't like big knives, it doesn't show your distaste in the final product - good job "Dad"
     
  13. jim poling

    jim poling

    396
    Mar 28, 2007
    Very nice GL Your son is gona love it!

    Jim
     
  14. forex

    forex

    108
    Jun 15, 2006
    I know you americans only like adopting kids from africa, but can you please make this aussie boy your son by any chance?
     
  15. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    whats not to like -its superb. please post the others when ready.
    cheers
     
  16. Cousin Jack

    Cousin Jack

    709
    Oct 25, 2002
    Hey! I'm up for adoption!!!
     

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