Friday, May 29, 2020

A Couple of Coffin - Handled Bowie Knives by John Miller

These are forged from 1084 steel with walnut handles and silver wraps, pins and escutcheons. They are somewhat tedious to make.  There is a total of 84 parts in these knives, all of which are individually fabricated.  They are close copies of the Carrigan knife made in the 1830s by James Black of Washington, Arkansas.

Copy and photos supplied by John Miller.

1 comment:

  1. Wondering where this wrapping the tang in silver comes from. I'm speaking of the silver underneath the scales up to the base of the pommel band. Is this what I'm seeing?


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