Ladder Damascus Linerlock with Ancient Walrus Cheek Bone

Product Description for Ladder Damascus Linerlock with Ancient Walrus Cheek Bone

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100593
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.6 oz.
Blade: Ladder damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Matching laddered damascus
Handle: Ancient walrus cheek bone
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock folder
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his master smith stamp in 2009. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 39 years and before that was a Poseidon missile tech on a nuclear submarine. Since childhood, knives were a fascination of his.
Billy Bob learned from some of the best in the industry. Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley taught him to make damascus and folders. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant folder. Mastersmith Jim Batson taught him to make Bowies. Mastersmith Don Fogg taught him just about everything else … from heat treating to finishing. He even took Fogg’s sword class at Campbell Folk School and went to about every hammer-in that he could over the years, learning from countless presenters who helped him along the way. Billy Bob won the award for “Best Antique Bowie by an ABS Journeyman Smith” three years in a row – making him the only maker to have won three times.
This liner lock folder features Billy Bob's own ladder pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The complex, well controlled patttern is immediately captivating. The blade has silky-smooth action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened single handed using the faceted cubic zirconia thumb stud.
Ancient walrus cheek bone handle scales are fit perfectly to matching ladder pattern damascus bolsters. This unique scale material is one of Billy Bob's favorites. Stippled and heat colored 15n20 liners surround a fileworked backbar. Screws throughout are fileworked and heat colored.
Excellent work throughout!

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