Damascus Bowie with Koa

Product Description for Damascus Bowie with Koa

Maker: Andre Klen, J.S. (2016) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,650.00
Item num: 100379
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.50 in.
Total length: 16.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 14.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1070 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Hot blued mild steel
Handle: Contoured stabilized curly koa
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: This exceptional bowie was created by Journeyman Smith Andre Klen. Andre lives in San Paolo, Brazil and brings an amazing degree of craftsmanship to his work. He has quickly become among the best makers in South America. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made in 2018. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Klen could have made it yesterday!
The 11 inch blade was forged to shape from Klen's own carbon steel damascus. The blade combines a fine pattern toward the edge and a bold pattern higher up. An appleseed grind ensures a durable, keen cutting edge.
The handle is formed from stabilized curly koa. The presentation grade wood has a chatoyant figure which moves when turned in the light. The contoured handle is extremely comfortable and shows great attention to detail. Sculpting wood with hard transition lines is extremely time consuming and shows a highly skilled artist. This is done to perfection. It is a knife you won't want to put down. The handle features an heirloom fit to the hot blued, sculpted guard. The pierced guard is absolutely spectacular!
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, hand tooled leather custom sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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