Ok.. I mentioned this project once in a post and I have continued to get emails asking about it since. I promised as soon as I started it everyone here would be the first to know. This is the Melton Knife and Design, Combat Bowie. This is the first and largest of 3 sizes I have designed. I have been wanting to do this project for some time now but it took me a while to get the design right. I wanted to blend some modern design with the Classic Bowie. It had to have modern lines but still be immediately identifiable as a Bowie. This knife is made from slightly over 3/16” (.21) CPM S35VN stock. OAL 13”, Blade Length 6.5” from tip to choil, Blade Width 2” Here we have the blank, we are going to clean up the edges and profile and then surface grind it. Here we have blued the edge so we can scribe two lines approximately 1/16” or 50/1000’s apart. I will grind the edge down to just the outside edge. Any thinner and we will have issues during H/T (heat treat). Here I have started grinding the blade bevels. Still have a lot more grinding to do to bring the bevels to where I want them but this gives you an idea of what it will look like. This is one hell of a pig sticker! This is one of those knives that will perform any role you need it to except fit in your momma’s purse! Lot more work to do so I will post pics as we go along. Any questions or comments feel free to post. Check out some of my other stuff at www.meltonknifeanddesign.com ! All Shadow Spear members get 15% off. Enjoy!