Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88455
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.90 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade width: 1.85 in.
Blade thickness: 0.25 in.
Item weight: 14.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.12 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel, water quenched and clay tempered
Bolster: Hand forged, antiqued wrought iron
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Leather sheath with snakeskin inlay by Paul Long
Description: This elegant bowie is among Bill Burke's master works to date. Since 2006, Bill has been incorporating Japanese influences into his knives. The results are consistently exceptional and show a dramatic fusion between East and West.
The W2 carbon steel blade was hand forged and heat treated using traditional Japanese techniques -- by water quenching and clay tempering. This technique results in a strong a hamon (clay heat treatment line) that travels along the blade -- showing the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the ultra-hard, keen edge.
The habaki (blade collar), ferrule, and S-guard are formed from antique wrought iron recovered from 1800s era ship anchor chains. The iron has been blued and provides a dramatic contrast to the light toned handle. The handle swells as it moves backward, resulting in a sure, comfortable grip. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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