"Man-hunter" Bowie Knife (Billy Kojetin Design)
Product Description for "Man-hunter" Bowie Knife (Billy Kojetin Design)
Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90336
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.40 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Item weight: 32.50 oz.
Blade: D6 tool steel with textured flats and mirror polished grinds
Bolster: 20 pieces of fileworked nickel-silver
Handle: Two segments of fluted African blackwood with a central mosaic segment of paua shell
Description: Renowned South African Billy Kojetin was well known for his fanciful daggers and swords prior to passing away in the summer of Summer of 2010. Billy was one of the very early Southern Africa Guild members, joining in the early 80's. He is remembered for his flamboyant and creative knifemaking. Mastersmith Kevin Harvey studied under Billy and was one of his good friends. This large bowie is an homage to Billy. Kevin made it back in 1996. It has been in a private collection has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances it could have been made yesterday.
The long clip point blade was made from D6 tool steel. The hollow grinds are mirror polished. The flats are meticulously textured.
The handle combines 20 pieces of fileworked nickel silver surrounding two sections of fluted African blackwood, which in turn surround a large central section of mosaic paua shell. The work is exceptional and a dramatic and accurate homage to one of the great African knifemakers.
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