View Full Version : Kevin Cashen Bowie
04-10-2010, 05:49 PM
i am not that much into bowies, but a message from kevin that he has one available pushed up my pulse. it's always risky to buy a knife that you haven't handled, even more if it's a piece the maker took home from a show, which, i think, is the case here (janesville). but i know from experience that you don't get a bad knife from kevin (should you be lucky enough to get one), so i was quick on the trigger. the knife has arrived today! :)
blade length is 9.5" forged from O1/L6 twist damascus, oal 14.5", desert ironwood handle, damascus guard and butt cap. the knife is clean and simple, just the way i like it (a user!), light in the hand and well balanced. very nice blade shape, the twist damascus is beautiful. and then, the details i want to see in a knife, this one has them all!
04-10-2010, 06:35 PM
Congratulations. That is a fine looking knife.
04-10-2010, 06:40 PM
Beautiful! I particularly love the blade profile.
Darren P. Reeves
04-10-2010, 06:50 PM
Very nice!!! I love that blade, The profile and the clip are perfect for a Bowie of this size. Great score!
04-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Especially like the blade profile.
04-10-2010, 08:21 PM
That is soooooo very nice. Great blade shape, cool damascus and some wild ironwood. Great grab. Congrats.
04-11-2010, 01:03 AM
Hans - That rocks ! Congrats - Jerry
04-11-2010, 11:31 AM
Congrats Hans! That is VERY nice. That damascaus and blade shape are SWEET. Nice piece of ironwwod also.
04-11-2010, 05:10 PM
great knife :)
04-12-2010, 07:45 PM
thank you all for your comments!
04-13-2010, 03:10 AM
So very striking, Hans !
Agree on the killer blade profile.
Awesome score, lovely DI, Cashen steel and damascus furniture. :cool:
04-13-2010, 03:27 AM
I've seen only a few Cashen knives, (pictors, that is) and the way that he swells the blade at the belly has always been appealing to me. It seems like a natural remnant of forging so closely to the finished shape, maybe that's why it looks so right.
Also, on this knife the movement in the pattern weld toward the tip is very organic. It's like a lesson in forging, this knife.
Apart from the beautiful materials used, the handle isn't very exciting. It's nice, but plain, and perhaps is meant to allow the shapes, lines and textures in the blade to stand out.
Whatever the case, that knife is a keeper. If it were in my possession, there it would stay.
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