Monday, September 10, 2012

John Young Antique Bowie Repro

John Young is one of the most talented knifemakers working today.  John is best known for his Loveless style knives, rightfully so.  However, John's talent reaches further.  I asked John if he would like to try something he hadn't done before and he said sure.  Well I challenged him to build a reproduction of an antique bowie.  We chose the Kimball Bowie, the original of which was made sometime between 1829 and 1839 and owned by Loring Kimball of Vicksburg, MS.  This is a beauty.  Enjoy the pictures.