Mosaic d guard bowie wip ALL DONE

Discussion in 'Hammer & Tongs' started by keithf, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. gregorio


    Nov 9, 2007
    Looking forward to seeing the end to this one. I like the D guard :thumbup:
  2. A.l.e.x.


    Jan 1, 2013
    Hello Keith!

    Great and very enjoyable WIP so far! I really like the guard and am curious to see how it all comes together in the end!

    Best regards,
  3. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    Dec 24, 2005
    Nice wip Keith. Definitely going to turn some heads when it's done.
  4. keithf


    May 29, 2006
    You are more than welcome my friend, anytime. Or do you mean a virtual tour?
  5. keithf


    May 29, 2006
    Time to make the screw on the lathe.


    Drill and tap the thread, 5 mm if you are wondering.


    Check fit

    Its ok its not really going to be that long

    After I have the shape machined out time to do some polishing.


    Make a spacer out of sterling silver


    Now I have to drill the holes for the alignment pins. I have the pins in the handle and I give them a touch with some nail polish then slide the handle down onto the spacer to leave witness marks so I can drill the holes. Sorry for the crappy photo.



    Bit of final fitting and some polishing going on, then I can etch the fittings in the magic revealo juice. Here is the guard having a bath.


    One last polish on everything and I can glue it all up. I'm just waiting for the epoxy to cure and I can take some pics of it.
    Cheers Keith
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Trailboss Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    this is a great virtual tour already, Keith. I real beer-in-hand tour would be awesome, but I really doubt my ability to get to Aus any time soon :( Hell, I can't even seem to get myself to Atlanta!
  7. keithf


    May 29, 2006
    Know the feeling well. I'll see what I can do. I'll have to sweep out all the dust from the corners :eek:
    Cheers Keith
  8. keithf


    May 29, 2006
    Okay, okay I can't keep you all in suspenders for to long.
    Again sorry for the lack of quality on the pics. We just don't have the genius photographers Like Coop, Caleb Royer to name but 2 down here. Well not that I've found anyway.
    I've called this one HAVOC, cause I reckon it would!


    Blade length, 14 ", 355mm.
    Overall Length, 20", 545mm.
    Clip, 8",204mm. Sharp, 4",102mm.
    Thickness at the ricasso. .2830, 7.19mm.
    Width, 1 3/4", 45mm.
    Multi bar Mosaic damascus blade and fittings.
    Sterling Silver spacer.
    Ancient Walrus tusk handle.








    Thanks for your encouraging words during the build everyone. Comments always welcome. Just need to make it some pants to wear and sharpen it up. If only we had a Paul Long as well down here, now that would be sweet. Thanks again.
    Cheers Keith
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2013
  9. bbarnettAUS


    Oct 27, 2007
    Yep, ya nailed that mate..awesome
  10. RMLamey


    Nov 13, 1998
    WOW, what an amazing WIP...
  11. jjtjr


    Dec 28, 2001

    Great WIP.

    Beautiful knife!!
  12. Pete_H


    Dec 27, 2011
    Keith, you really are a crafty old coot!! (I say that with the utmost respect :D )

  13. marcello knifemaker

    marcello knifemaker

    May 14, 2010
    Really a wonderful job, I like your steel very much
    thank you so much for taking the time to post this wip

  14. D lisch

    D lisch

    Aug 27, 2007
    Keith thanks for taking the time to show your processes it looks like you have a very nice shop and your D Guard came out great. Nice WIP
  15. parfums95


    Aug 24, 2008
    very,very nice all is a wonder.
  16. Wulf


    May 10, 2000
    Thanks Keith, wonderful job with that knife!
  17. J. Doyle

    J. Doyle Bladesmith/Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 17, 2008
    Very nice WIP Keith. I really like how the knife turned out. Great overall lines and nice materials. Looks like you've made a hundred of these D guards. :)
  18. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005

    Thanks for showing the build !
    Cheers, mate.
    What a great looking D-Guard..:thumbup:

  19. Mike Quesenberry

    Mike Quesenberry

    Jun 2, 2009
    One heck of a WIP!! Well done and the d-guard is off the charts. Outstanding work!
  20. B . Buxton

    B . Buxton

    Jul 8, 2001
    Fantastic D guard Keith, cool WIP with a beautful end result. Doesn't get any better then that.


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