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Old 12-02-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default WIP for the CKCA 2011 cancer research bowie

I feel it a great privledge to be drawn to make a knife for such a worthy cause as cancer research. Along with me are Steven J Rapp and Brian Hochstrat. Steven is to make a sheath and Brian will engrave both the knife and sheath.

I am working on a 9" damascus blade with a "W" pattern in a "take down" construction. The blade is nearly finished now and I have a set of stencils ordered from Ernie for it. I want to add pictures of the process as it goes along on this thread. I hope Steven will email me at least a couple shots as well as Brian when they are in process too so I can post them also.

Kevin has a copy of my proposed sketch and should be able to scan it here soon. It is only a drawing, not a blue print so as usual things are subject to change. I'm not sure what handle material to use yet. Its pretty wide so it could be difficult to find stag big enough. I like ivory too and walrus is most likely the way to go. A nice evenly color-matched set of fossilized walrus slabs would look good and finish beautifully. So far time is on our side so I can look for just the right set of scales.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:58 PM
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Most excellent - can't wait to see this one come together.

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:07 AM
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Bruce I will get your "full size" drawings copied/reduced tomorrow so I can scan and post them. I really like how you do full size as it gives a much better indication of the actual knife. Unfortunately, the the CKCA World Headquarters doesn't have the capacity to reduce drawings.

This is going to be a beautiful bowie and sheath set. If I feel like I can do it justice I may make a cherry wood and antler/ivory display stand for it. I'm really excited about this project.

Thanks Bruce.

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