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Old 07-16-2013, 04:49 PM
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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.



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I think that you did good.

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


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

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