Monday, November 30, 2020

San Jacinto Bowie Knife and Sheath by John Miller


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.

Copy and photos supplied by John Miller.

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