Damascus EDC with Stag

Product Description for Damascus EDC with Stag

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $485.00
Item num: 100595
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.91 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels
Handle: Stag set on a distal tapered tang
Sheath: Pouch style shark skin sheath
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his Master Smith stamp back in 2009 and currently lives in Georgia. 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. 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. Recently Billy Bob spent several months working alongside Mastersmith Bill Burke in his workshop.
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 utility knife is a tremendous example of his work. It will be at home in any collection, but will perform exceptionally well in the field or around the home. The blade was forged from Billy Bob's own twist pattern damascus, beginning with 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels ensuring excellent edge retention.
Stag handle scales are set on the full tang with copper pins for strength and durability. The distal tapered blade and tang provide a perfect balance. This is a knife that will feel very comfortable used for hours at a time.
The knife is accompanied by a hand sewn pouch style shark skin sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!


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