Bowie with Ringed Gidgee
Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Product Description for Bowie with Ringed Gidgee
Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Maker: Jackson Rumble, J.S. (2019) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $850.00
Item num: 100473
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 11.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1084 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Ringed gidgee
Description: A knifemaker since 2008, Jackson Rumble has worked at Tharwa Valley Forge since 2016, making custom knives and teaching classes. Inspired by Master Smith Jerry Fisk, Jackson aspires to constantly push his creative limits and grow as an artist. Rumble was honored as a Journeyman Smith at the 2019 Blade Show in Atlanta.
This forged Bowie was part of Rumble's JS test set. When a maker tests to become a journeyman, they create five knives that are the height of their work. These five knives are then judged by established masters to determine if the maker's work is up to snuff. Often, prospective journeymen spend 2-3 times as long creating these five knives as they would generally do, as they know that their work will be poured over by the masters. These five knives are generally considered to be among the most collectable knives of a maker's career.
The large clip point blade was forged to shape from 1084 carbon steel. It features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish. Rumble's makers mark is on the left ricasso. The blade is flat ground for a high performing edge with superior strength behind it.
The blade seamlessly travels into the 416 stainless steel guard. The guard is fit perfectly to both the blade and handle. The contoured handle is formed from gidgee (Acacia cambagei) wood and set in place with a central hand domed stainless steel pin. The presentation grade stabilized gidgee has a beautiful tight curl similar to koa.
Exceptional work throughout from a talented up and coming maker!


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