Clip Point Bowie with Ringed Gidgee

Product Description for Clip Point Bowie with Ringed Gidgee

Maker: Towball Weightman (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $535.00
Item num: 100245
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 14.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 11.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 19 oz.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized ringed gidgee
Description: Australian knifemaker Towball Weightman is a friend of Mastersmith Bill Burke and has spent quite a bit of time working in Bill's shop. Thanks to Towball's high attention to detail and experience working with Burke, he has become a bladesmith to be wreckoned with. He received his Journeyman Smith award at BladeShow 2019. Towball is the fifth person in Australia to receive his JS stamp.
The long, clip point blade is hand forged from 1095 carbon steel. This steel has exceptional toughness and resistance to breakage, making it perfect for larger knives and swords. A hand rubbed satin finish provides an heirloom appearance. The distal tapered blade has perfect balance. Towball's makers mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is made from presentation grade ringed gidgee (Acacia cambagei). Gidgee is a member of the acacia family (same family as koa). It grows in arid regions of Australia resulting in dense, wood with a hardness similar to Arizona desert ironwood. The slow-growing gidgee may hang on for hundreds of years and produces one of Australia’s hardest and most durable timbers. This piece of gidgee has a particularly good, tight curl. The satin finished guard is made from 416 stainless steel. The large handle is easy to grip and will hold up to heavy duty chopping tasks.
Excellent work throughout!

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