Forrest Bowie with Checkered Ebony

Product Description for Forrest Bowie with Checkered Ebony

Maker: P.J. Tomes, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,600.00
Item num: 100522
Blade length: 12.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.60 in.
Total length: 18.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 14.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.2 oz.
Blade: 5160 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Checkered ebony scales set on a distal tapered tang
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith P.J. Tomes doesn't make as many knives has he used to, so I was extremely pleased when he called to let us know he had just completed some new knives that were coming our way.
Mastersmith PJ Tomes was a good friend of the late Bill Williamson, renowned collector and historian of Bowie Knives. Williamson's book, "The William R. Williamson Bowie Knife Collection" is the mainstay of Bowie collectors, with its wealth of information and photographs of early Bowies. This majestic knife, which PJ Tomes calls the Forest Bowie is a replica of the cover knife from Williamson's book. Back in 1820 - 1830, Forest, a well known actor was a good friend of the Bowie brothers. It is believed that this is one of the Bowies that was gifted to him. PJ was lucky enough to handle this Bowie in Williamson's collection and has made a very accurate replica.
The long, majestic blade was forged to shape from 5160 carbon steel and will have exceptional edge retention and resilience from chipping. The heirloom quality satin finish is meticulous. The left ricasso is marked 'TOMES'. The right ricasso is marked 'MS USA' (for Mastersmith)
Checkered ebony scales are set on a full tang for strength and durability. The distal taper in both the blade and tang results in a very comfortable balance for such a large knife. The scales are set with hand domed stainless steel pins.
The knife is accompanied by a leather sheath.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.


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