Border Town Bowie

Product Description for Border Town Bowie

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $5,600.00
Item num: 100333
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.50 in.
Total length: 18.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 41.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.8 oz.
Blade: 1050 carbon steel with a Japanese clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Antiqued sterling silver
Handle: Ancient raw walrus ivory
Sheath: Leather sheath made by Arno Buck
Description: Anders Högström is a talented maker from Johanneshov, Sweden. He combines traditional Nordic, Japanese, and medieval styles into one and makes it his own. He is well known for his exceptional fit and finish and well done designs.
Border Town Bowie is an impressive 12.1 inches of 1050 carbon steel, heat treated using a traditional Japanese method called honyaki that uses clay as a heat sink when quenching. The result is a temper line (called a hamon), which shows a differential hardness between cutting edge and the center of the blade. This makes the center of the blade extremely tough, but allows the cutting edge to have exceptional edge retention. The hamon on this elegant bowie turns back at the tip and allows for a fully hardened swedge. The large clip point blade has tremendous weight and would make an exceptional chopping knife.
The handle is made from ancient walrus ivory tusk that was found washed up on a beach. The size of the ivory was perfect for a handle and Anders designed this large bowie around the handle. This allowed him to leave it almost completely unaltered. The handle feels exceptional in hand with plenty of tactile grip.
The guard is made from solid sterling silver that has been antiqued and textured. It allows you to choke up on the blade for more detailed tasks. A brush finished bronze spacer separates the guard and handle.
A custom leather sheath by Arno Buck is included to keep this Bowie close at hand.

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days