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Vest Bowie

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by K J Frasier, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Here is a neat little Coffin Handle Vest Bowie I recently finished up. It is 12" OAL with a 7 1/4" blade. It is Frame Handle construction with K&G stabilized AAA Curly Maple scales. Fittings are stainless. I made this one to familiarize myself with the frame handle process. Claude Scott did the sheath. Thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Good looking and well executed bowie. May be a little on the long side to be considered a "Vest" bowie by traditional standards.
     
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  3. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    nicely done !
     
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  4. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    Noice!
     
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  5. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I agree with Roger on the length but overall a great knife and sheath.
     
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  6. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you. This was my first foray into Bowie territory, so I'm glad I got it half right. It looks like we're gonna need a bigger vest. a bit more research is in order.
     
  7. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you John
     
  8. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thanks Ron
     
  9. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you for your comments, I appreciate the time you all take to educate and inform. I will research this area of Bowie blades and make the necessary adjustments.
     
  10. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Perfect choice with the maple, that looks excellent!

    @claude scott did a wonderful job with the sheath also :thumbsup:
     
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  11. claude scott

    claude scott making custom sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Feb 28, 2011
    Thanks
     
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  12. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you, my hope was that it would look fairly traditional.
     
  13. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    You have a wonderful Bowie there, no matter what genre...

    I just think of a vest pocket as something of smaller size. I don’t think there’s any set standard for such but I always think of blades in the 4”-6”, or so, range with a nicely shaped handle but everything slimmed down a bit. :)
     
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  14. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you.
     
  15. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Nice looking bowie knife, great as well.
     
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  16. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thank you.
     
  17. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    That is one clean, splendid bowie - well done. I've made many vest bowies and vest daggers - I usually keep them in the 5"-6" range.
     
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  18. K J Frasier

    K J Frasier KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2019
    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate the clarification on the specs. Maybe this one should have been a Yoga Pants Bowie....
     
  19. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Very Nice looking work !!!!
     
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  20. Jason Volkert

    Jason Volkert KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 25, 2018
    Beautiful Blade!
     
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