The inspiration for this knife came from one made by Graveley and Wreaks and is pictured in A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife In America by Worthen and Zalesky. The second photo shows pictures of the front and back of the original knife as well as my full size paper pattern and my rough forged blade (1084 steel). The original knife is etched but I can't make out the pattern so I sketched one of my own and etched the blade with salt water and a battery charger. The original handle is ivory, I carved mine from a piece of cherry and painted it in an attempt to mimic the original. The sheath is leather and is partially lined with wood.
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Jeffrey S. Evans Auction: MARK THOMAS, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA CONTEMPORARY KENTUCKY-STYLE FLINTLOCK LONG RIFLE
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As part of a grandfather’s continuing tradition to his grandson, Jeremiah David Browning - this is the 11th handmade knife made by friends for his birthday. This year’s outstanding knife was made by noted knife maker, Charlie Wallingford of Union, Kentucky. Jeremiah received this knife for his 20th birthday, November 7, 2020.
Charlie created a handsome knife with a hand forged blade with a deer antler handle with a poured pewter bolster. Continuing in the tradition since the first knife was made by Ian Pratt in 2010, two hearts are incorporated into the knife – this year they are stamped in the blade, flanking Charlie’s touchmark. And “HDW to JDB Nov. 7, 2020” is engraved in the blade. The end cap is engraved with nick and dot.
This is the 11th knife made for the continuing tradition from a grandfather to a fine grandson. Last year’s 2019 knife was made by Todd Butler; 2018 knife was made Kyle Willyard; 2017 by Steve Auvenshine; the 2016 knife was made by Frank House, 2015 by Doug Delsemme; 2014 by Todd Daggett; 2013 - Daniel Casey; 2012- Joe Seabolt; 2011- Glen Mock; and the first, made in 2010 by Ian Pratt.
Thanks to all eleven artists for making my grandson’s gifts extra special.
H. David Wright
November 13, 2020
JEREMIAH IS NO LONGER A TEENAGER.
HE TURNED 20 ON NOVEMBER 7.