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New take down bowie design.

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by j.louis, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. j.louis

    j.louis

    174
    Nov 22, 2013
    Hello,
    here I present you my new work and my new design take down bowie revisited.
    It is mix art nouveau and art déco.
    The blade is a multi-barres twist "spider Damascus" Length 11"1/2
    The handle is made of finely carved wood with guard and pommel worked. Length 5"1/2
    Total length: 17"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS-RFrVAO8c&feature=em-upload_owner


    Thank you for your interest in my work
    regards
    jean-louis


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    jean-louis
    ABS Mastersmith
    CKCA Member
    [email protected]
    www.jeanlouis-knives.com
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017
  2. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    SO nice!
    Ooooooooooh, Dudley!!
    rolf
     
  3. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's gorgeous. There's a ton of stuff I like about what I'm seeing, but one of the things that really stands out to me are those timed screws and that funky faux frame handle. Very cool, and innovative
     
  4. Murray White

    Murray White Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    A really wonderful looking piece. Art Deco Fighter to my mind but the flow etc just is perfect. Will be interesting to see the final presentation -- ie. sheath or stand?
     
  5. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Fantastic!!! ❤️❤️❤️


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  6. samuraistuart

    samuraistuart KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 21, 2006
    That is amazing!
     
  7. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    That is fantastic!!!
     
  8. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Beauty, Love everything, handle detail is very cool
     
  9. Dago Red

    Dago Red Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Jun 16, 2008
    Really spectacular! I like that you purposely gave it an influence from a different design time period and it shows (the sculpting of the handle and the edge shaping of the pommel). I agree with Lorien, I'm always a fan of timed screws (from looking at so many custom rifles) and in my mind making a faux framed handle added complexity (alignment and fit) that shows off your skills more. A real winner

    Red
     
  10. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    That is just stunning. Love the execution of the handle in particular. Beautiful blade shape. I really hope town one of your pieces someday.
     
  11. GigOne

    GigOne

    Nov 27, 1999
    We periodically get to see amazing pieces of work. And then we stumble on pieces that are amazing PLUS, like this knife.

    The damascus is stunning!
     
  12. billf

    billf

    Oct 9, 2003
    Beautiful work Jean-Louis :thumbup:

    I loved the takedown Bowies you had at Blade last year and this one continues my love affair!

    The Damascus is fantastic and the proportions of the knife are perfect

    Bill Flynn
     
  13. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    That is astounding!
     
  14. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    What a truly fantastic knife, j.louis. Total perfection, other than the one flaw! :)
     
  15. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    I'll just focus on that CRAZY fine 'spider pattern' steel. Whew.

    Any thread which draws GigOne out to comment is a hit. ;) Hi!

    Jean-Louis you have a stunning mind and a sharp eye!
     
  16. Skirmish

    Skirmish Gold Member Gold Member

    220
    May 22, 2016
    Superb Work.
     
  17. Thomas Carey

    Thomas Carey Dealer / Materials Provider

    722
    Nov 26, 2010
    With work like that I would think your order book will be full in no time at all. Very impressive to say the least. =)
     
  18. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    If that was a woman I'd be on one knee right now. ;P
     
  19. ilio

    ilio KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    59
    Dec 1, 2015
    Great design and perfect work!
     
  20. j.louis

    j.louis

    174
    Nov 22, 2013
    Thank you very much for your encouragement.
    It's always a great pleasure for me to show you my work.
    thank you.
    jean-louis

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    jean-louis
    ABS Mastersmith
    CKCA Member
    [email protected]
    www.jeanlouis-knives.com
     

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