Damascus Vest Bowie with Giraffe Bone

Product Description for Damascus Vest Bowie with Giraffe Bone

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (2019) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100386
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.02 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.0 oz.
Blade: Distal tapered sunburst pattern damascus blade hand forged from 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Phosphor bronze fittings
Handle: Stabilized giraffe bone
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Getting to meet bladesmith Stuart Smith was a real highlight of my recent trip to South Africa. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA).
Stuart forged the damascus clip point blade from carbon steels. It is high contrast and shows tremendous skill at the forge. The fileworked phosphor bronze oval guard and ferrule is perfectly fit to the blade. The handle is formed from stabilized giraffe bone. The warm toned bone is very elegant and provides a sure, comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!


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