Forged Bowie with Stag

Product Description for Forged Bowie with Stag

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,200.00
Item num: 100257
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.30 in.
Total length: 14.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 16.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Sambar stag
Description: Over the years, Mastersmith Bill Burke has become well known for making knives that are as high performance as a knife can get. This exceptional stag bowie is a pretty rare find from Bill and is sure to push the boundaries of how high performing a bowie knife can be! Whether preparing firewood for the camp fire or breaking down large animals from a hunting trip, this bowie has you covered.
The satin finished blade is formed from 5160 carbon steel and features a clear differential heat treatment separating the hard cutting edge and the soft, supportive spine. The heat treatment line turns back at the tip and allows for a fully hardened swedge and tip. The spine has been chamfered which provides an elegant ridge to the spine that is aesthetically pleasing. Bill's maker mark is shown on the left ricasso and his M.S. mark is featured on the right side. Because the knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural stag handle.
The downturned handle features a central column of premium sambar stag that provides plenty of natural texturing for a solid grip. A damascus spacer forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels adds a nice touch. The fluted oval guard is formed from 416 stainless steel fit perfectly to the blade and handle. The 416 stainless steel end cap has been carved to nicely match the stag.
The knife is accompanied by a custom leather sheath by Francesca Ritchie (Wilburn) of Wilburn Forge Leather. The sheath is lined with soft moose leather and features a basketweave tooled pattern and a retention strap to prevent the knife from accidently falling out.
Excellent work throughout!


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