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gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:02 pm
by the blade master
hi guys heres my new piece the gil hibben eclipse bowie
some specs are lenght 17.50 11.50 blade lenght 0.25 ins
thick 2.35 ins wide all fittings are from solid stainless steel
this thing is huge must weight close to 3lb plus as per usuall
for u.c. knives the sheath is made from reconstituted leather
scales are some sort of hardwood its also a full tang
thats a six inch ruler above the blade for comparison
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Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 pm
by Geordie Ross
Looks a beast mate, very nice

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:47 pm
by the blade master
to be honest its better than i expected another good deal from buks
thats for sure :D

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:41 pm
by Moon
Is that a nut on the pommel Mick or has it been peened?

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:41 pm
by the blade master
it a nut moon which is a bit strange as all it dose is keep the pommel on
the scales etc are held on the full tang with stainles steel pins
mick

click the pic for a larger pic moon and you,ll see the bolt on the pommel

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Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:50 pm
by Moon
the blade master wrote:it a nut moon which is a bit strange as all it dose is keep the pommel on
the scales etc are held on the full tang with stainles steel pins
mick

click the pic for a larger pic moon and you,ll see the bolt on the pommel

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Cheers Mick,
I can see it in this pic.
I just wondered why there's a nut with pinned scales and hoped it wasn't one of those crappy 'cable tangs'. :D

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:07 pm
by the blade master
tell you what moon if i thought for 1 minuet it had one of those cable
tangs the money would never have left my bank account lols :D
who ever came up with that idea wants it forcebly inserted up his
rectal orifice thats for sure
one thought has just occured to me about the bolt its this is it
there because its holding down a fair chunk of steel i.e the rather
hefty buttcap that thing must weigh well over 9ozs on its own

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 pm
by Serious666
I normally only like swords and would never think of buying a knife but WOW! What an amazing piece. I might have to think about buying one.

Re: gil hibben eclipse bowie

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:15 pm
by the blade master
you,ll get a nice deal from lawrence if you do