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Offline Jack Wagon

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Liver Eatin' Johnson's knife
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:27:27 PM »
Just returned from my first visit to the Alamo. They have a special Jim Bowie exihibit going on now with a lot of actual period knives on display. Also visited the Brisco Museum in San Antonio and the Bullock in Austin with more nice knives. When I got home I started looking at frontier knives on the web and came across Liver Eatin' Johnson's butcher knife and it looked a lot like my wife's Old Hickory butcher knife in the kitchen drawer. It being another rainy day and home without supervision, I took that knife out of the draw and put some elk scales on it, ground some finger grooves in the handle and reshaped the blade. It's not a dead ringer for Johnson's knife but it looks like  many of the knives I saw in Texas. The top knife is the Old Hickory, the middle is the Old Hickory Johnsonized and the bottom is Liver Eatin's actual Knife.   Jw
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Re: Liver Eatin' Johnson's knife
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 10:53:04 PM »
I'm always so impressed the the creativity and ingenuity of people on this board. Excellent work.
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Re: Liver Eatin' Johnson's knife
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 02:13:43 PM »
Looks great.   To me the original blade profile looks like a Searless Bowie.   I do not remember them having a nearly full tang though.  I am guessing that profile was popular.

 

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