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Merc Bowie

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Bill Siegle, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Just finished this Merc Bowie up today. I used 1/4in thick 5160 for my blade steel. The scales are green canvas Micarta over yellow G10 liners. By using full flat grinds with a bit of taper and some drilling out of the tang, I got weight down to 16oz!!! Not at all bad for a 14 5/8in Overall Bowie :) The blade is 9 3/4in tip to handle.

    Merc Bowie.JPG Merc handle.JPG Merc taper.JPG
     
  2. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Very Nice !
     
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  3. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Coolio.
     
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  4. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Great job, Bill....
     
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  5. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    Sah-WEET!
     
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  6. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Nice:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  7. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice job on the handle !! love the distal taper.
     
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  8. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I like that a lot. Blade and handle shape, taper, good color combo on handle.
     
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