New D-Guard Bowie

Discussion in 'Blades' started by GOG, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Chris at Iron Ridge Ranch and I talked a bit about him making a D-Guard Bowie for me. I wanted something on the rustic side and of pretty good size and he really liked the idea and had been wanting to do something like that. So I supplied the antler and some basic input and left it in his hands.
    This beautiful beast is what he created for me.
    It's 5160 steel, weighs in at 2.4lbs., has a 10.5" blade, it's 2.75" wide and a quarter of an inch thick.
    He sent pics and progress reports along the way, even a short video.

    He also made the sheath. I wanted a button sheath so I could slip it behind my belt like back in the day when men wore sashes. I find it a comfortable way to wear a large knife as it can be easily removed and doesn't dangle.

    Note: I met Chris on NWFA, the other board I'm on. He also has a YouTube channel.
    (I have no interests in Chris's business, I just like to give credit where credit is due)

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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    He does really awesome blades, congratz!
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  3. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Thanks. I'm pretty stoked. :cool:
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  4. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Very well done, a thing of beauty. If I tried to carry it here, the local Karens would get their panties in such a bunch. Who needs an assault knife!!! Love the looks of it and now all you need is a crew and a pirate ship. Love it.
  5. Rocky Road Lerp

    Rocky Road Lerp Monkey++

    Just tell Karen "Arrrgh, show me your booty"!
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2021
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Really nice looking piece of steel you got there .
    Congrats .
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Me likie !
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Man-oh-man! That's a knife! The handguard itself looks terrifying and would definitely do the business. Shades of WW1 trenches... You pull this out and folks would wet themselves...including me! LOL!

    How thick is that handguard?
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  9. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I just measured it, it's 3/16".

    Thanks for the compliments.
    The idea was to make some sort of "rustic" version and I think Chris nailed it.

    I'm trying to transfer my files from my old tablet. If I can accomplish that I'll post the progression pics. It was great being able to follow along.
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