Radial Pattern Bowie
Product Description for Radial Pattern Bowie
Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2041
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.88 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.36 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 14.40 oz.
Blade: Mosaic Damascus steel forged from 15N20, 1084 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Bear Tracks pattern mosaic Damascus
Handle: Exhibition grade walrus ivory with African blackwood spacers and a Bear Tracks pattern mosaic Damascus butt cap
Description: It is rare to find a Bowie of this magnitude from Mastersmith Shane Taylor, who is best known for his folders. Every so often, however, he is inspired to make a Bowie and the effect is . . . well . . . inspiring.
The mosaic Damascus blade is highly detailed and shows tremendous control. The long clip leads into the fileworked spine. Bear Tracks pattern Damascus, which is one of the hallmark patterns of his career, is used on the guard and butt cap. Exhibition grade fossil walrus ivory is sandwiched between African blackwood spacers for a dramatic effect. This piece is perfectly balanced and quickly becomes an extension of your hand.
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