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Newest Tim Zowada (WIP)

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Kohai999, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter

    Jul 15, 2003
    Back in 2015, Tim Zowada crafted me a very nice pukko.

    After I had posted that thread, asked Tim to make me a larger knife, in twist damascus with some different features, and some the same.

    It has bronze and stainless fittings, and stabilized English Walnut that I got from Burt Foster. Sent Tim a set of Culpepper amber stag that were big and seasoned enough, a block of lacewood and a really nice piece of old-growth Cocobolo to choose from...but he picked the walnut.

    The knife has been sent to Maestro Paul Long for sheathwork...so I'll begin posting now, and slowly, with the confidence and hope that all goes together well...the world is horribly random.
    Zowada Damascus.jpg
    This is the twisting goin' on
    Zowada blade blank.jpg
    Blade hammered to shape
    Zowada Handle.jpg
    Handle mostly shaped and laid out
    Another view of handle
    Yup, it's a takedown
    The completed knife
    Paul Long Sheaths.jpg
    Paul Long does it again!

    It's a classic blade shape, reminds me of work from Bill Moran, Jerry Fisk and Al Pendray, sort of a Southwest Bowie. This knife has soul. 7 1/2" blade, 4 3/4" handle. Engraving by Tim Zowada.

    Comments and observations welcome. Should be in my hands by Thursday.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2018
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  2. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Great blade my friend....Mr. Long will please, I’m sure.
  3. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    love me a WiP! Looking forward to more, thanks Steven
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  4. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    looking forward to it !
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  5. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    less slowly please...
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Sounds extremely cool - looking forward to seeing more!
  7. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    More - much more!
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  8. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker Custom Leather Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    HA ha HA, I've got it now and you guys should see this knife! That's all for now.:cool:

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  9. Kohai999

    Kohai999 Second Degree Cutter

    Jul 15, 2003
    Thanks for the interest, all the photos have been posted.

    Best Regards,

    STeven Garsson
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  10. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Holy cow what a cool piece! Love the execution of the handle in particular - materials and embellishment are spot on. That's going straight into my best bowie file. And terrific leather work as always, Paul!
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  11. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    And a take-down, too......nice job buddy.
  12. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    That's a wonderful knife. Such a crisp take-down of the handle parts.
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  13. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Excellent, worth the wait for the photos.
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  14. fisk

    fisk National Living Treasure & Subject Matter Expert Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 31, 1999
    Tim has always been a mad scientist of knives and always a top maker.
  15. irbailey


    May 11, 2008
    Very nice indeed...especially those bronze fittings. :thumbsup:

  16. shqxk


    Mar 26, 2012
    This is one gorgeous knife!
  17. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Both are Beauties....Thanks for showing !!!
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  18. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Terrific piece, STeven, and the minimal but expertly executed engraving and sheath make it tip top. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  19. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
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  20. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Dec 20, 2009

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