1830's Inspired Bowie
Product Description for 1830's Inspired Bowie
Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3682
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 10.16 oz.
Shipment weight: 40.4 oz.
Blade: Dazzles pattern Damascus forged by Mastersmith Heather Harvey from carbon steels
Bolster: Gun blued mild steel with hand checkering and 24kt gold inlay
Handle: Cocobolo with raised checkered panels and 109 24kt gold pins
Sheath: Sneezewood and Tamboti Presentation Box by Brain Coetzee
Description: Mastersmith Kevin Harvey was inspired by the work of Henry Schively when it came to the handle and by Samuel Bell for the blade. The handle is cocobolo wood with raised hand checkered panels. Kevin used 109 24kt gold pins in the handle. The fittings are hot gun-blued mild steel with Kevin's checkering engraved and 24kt gold wire inlay. A total length of 80cm (31-1/2 inches) of 42kt gold .5mm (.02 inches) diameter wire was used throughout the knife.
The blade is Mastersmith Heather Harvey's (Kevin's wife) Dazzles pattern Damascus forged to shape by Kevin. It has a Spanish notch and is asymmetrically sharpened at the clip. A deep fuller travels across the left side.
The case is made by Brian Coetzee, who is an associate member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa from a 100 year old sneezewood fence post. It has tambotie wood inlays.
Exceptional, true "master" work throughout. Accompanied by certificate from the maker.
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