Redmeadow Knives S Guard Bowies...

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Melvin-Purvis, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Our own lessismore, aka bladesmith John Conner, recently completed these two classic S Guard pattern Bowie knives, and I think you'll agree, they came out great!

    Redmeadow Bowie's.jpg

    More of John's work, along with his friend Tim Knotts, can be found here on BFC under the hosted knifemaker's forums. Check it out. :thumbsup:
  2. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I've been following John's work closely for a while now and have two of his knives (and cowbells).
    It's amazing the workmanship that comes out of his shop. Tight tolerences, unique touches and flawless, to my eyes, grinds. His sheaths are works of art, too.
    The thought that these are his first bowies just blows me away. That is not the craftsmanship of a rookie.
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  3. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    those are really nice. i like the stacked handle.
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  4. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Very nice.
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  5. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Very nice, I think I like the leather handle a little better.
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  6. David Stifle

    David Stifle

    Nov 20, 2008
    John, your work is wicked clean. Looking good!
  7. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I like the way you guys think. The leather is nicely stacked, just the way I like it and the contrasting blackwood and bronze just sets it off.
    It should be in my hands tomorrow.
    John calls it the ugly duckling but I think it's beautiful.
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  8. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Those are both beautiful! Hard to pick a favorite.
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  9. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    My pics aren't nearly as good as John's. It's unbelievably hard for me to photograph the details but WOW! The grain on the blackwood is gorgeous and the fit and finish are superb.
    This is also as sharp as any razor I have ever handled.
  10. Wilsonhome

    Wilsonhome Professional Chupacabra Tamer Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Fantastic work. I like the looks of both of these. Slightly partial to the ivory handle but very hard to pick a favorite.
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  11. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub

    Oct 20, 2008
    Uhhh yeah that stacked leather bowie hits my eyeballs just right... nice lines and all around very attractive.
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  12. yuanweizhang


    Aug 3, 2017
  13. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I am lucky to get to ogle it whenever I want to. I still can't believe that he hadn't had a lot of practice before knocking these out.
  14. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    I'm all about ivory but they are both terriffic.

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