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Forged Plains Bowie Knife


A classic forged Bowie knife with a straight deer antler grip. The spring steel blade is hand-forged into a traditional Bowie profile with a false edge along the upper third of the spine and given an aged patina. A patinaed steel oval guard is soldered to the hidden tang. The antler grip is pinned to through the tang.

A hard rawhide sheath sewn with sinew and decorated with tin cones, beads and dyed horse hair provides the finishing touch. The sheath has an antler retaining toggle to keep it secured in a belt or sash. 

The knife is 11.25 “ overall, with a 6” blade. 3/16” thick at the bolster.

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    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Unique Custom Handmade Items: acid etching, architecture, blades, candle holders, cheese slicers, clasps, cribbage boards, chess setscustom knives, daggers, desk knives, dirks, edged weapons (knives), edged weapons (tomahawks), flint knives, guns, hadseax, handmade knives, Japanese swords, jewelry, katanas, kitchen knives, knife bags, knives, menukis, metal sculpture, obsidian knives, powder horns, powder_horns, puukkos, sax, scramaseax, scramsax, scrimshaw, seax, seaxe, sgian dubhs, skeans, skinners, spears, sword bags, swords, tallit clips, tantos, tomahawks, wakizashis, war clubs, weapons (knives), weapons (tomahawks), weapons (war clubs), yoga pose meditation candles, yoga pose metal sculptures


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