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Booshway
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Fresh off the bench. A medium sized basic Bowie knife with a 7" x 1 1/4" x 3/16" blade of 01 tool steel, a through tang peened over a 3/16" thick nickel silver butt cap, 1/8" thick nickel silver guard, and a very nice Sambar elk antler grip. This piece of Sambar elk had barely a hint of pith, if any real pith at all. Very solid and white to the core. I was extremely pleased to find such a nice piece. Hope you enjoy a look.









 
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Graybeard
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Very nice.
 
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Booshway
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very VERY nice!


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Booshway
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Sweeeeet!


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Very nice Bowie indeed!


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Booshway
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As always from you, a beautiful knife.
That sambar antler, being solid, is that typical of sambar? I know Axis deer have only a tiny blood line in the center. Just wondering if that is what that really might be. Confused Dunno, just wondering.
 
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Booshway
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I do know Sambar deer are from India......


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Originally posted by Rifleman1776:
As always from you, a beautiful knife.
That sambar antler, being solid, is that typical of sambar? I know Axis deer have only a tiny blood line in the center. Just wondering if that is what that really might be. Confused Dunno, just wondering.


Pretty typical, but some has a little bit of pith, but seldom very much. That is one reason Randall, and other makers favored it so much. Some also has like a change from white to a translucent appearing cream color as it progresses toward the center. This piece was white to the core once below the bark. I've seen some Randalls that were so white, they looked as though painted with white lacquer, but in reality, they were just well polished. I first visited Randall knives in 1971. They had a shipping barrel full of their seconds for $3.00 a piece. Most of these seconds were still good enough for nice grips.
 
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Very nice piece. Big Grin

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Hivernant
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I love the blade nice job!!!! Smiler
 
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I like that, great style!!
 
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Wick, you are a master.


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