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Gary Mulkey 07-16-2013 04:49 PM

Reclining Lion Bowie
 
I've built several reproduction Bowies from Norm Flayderman's book and this is my latest. My inspiration (George Woodhead) had an etched blade where I gave this one a hamon instead. The blade is W2 & the hilt is MOP with N/S fittings. The sheath is a traditional leather over wood with N/S throat & tip.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps95c18c95.jpg

Let me know what you think.

Gary

Doug Lester 07-16-2013 10:51 PM

I think that you did good.

Doug

GHEzell 07-17-2013 10:41 PM

I'm a huge fan of Woodhead's bowies... you have really captured the essence with that one. Well done sir.

WBE 08-20-2013 06:44 AM

What is the plate coming down from the lion? I've never seen that on an English Bowie.

Gary Mulkey 08-20-2013 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WBE (Post 462426)
What is the plate coming down from the lion? I've never seen that on an English Bowie.

I can't tell you if other makers than Woodhead used the N/S overlay on top of the pearl but I've seen photos of his use of it. I would imagine that he did it just for a little more bling with the pearl.

Gary


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