Southwest Bowie with African Blackwood

Product Description for Southwest Bowie with African Blackwood

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100744
Blade length: 10.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 15.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 15.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 26.2 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws pattern damascus forged from 15N20 and 1070 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus guard
Handle: African blackwood with an antique wrought iron spacer
Sheath: Hand stitched, hand tooled leather sheath
Description: I was tremendously pleased to meet bladesmith Dave Skinner at the 2019 Guild Show of Southern Africa. Dave brings a refined eye and tremendous skill at the forge to his knives.
This Southwest Bowie is a tremendous knife.
The blade was forged to shape from Skinner's own damascus, combining 1070 and 15n20 carbon steels. The complex laddered Ws pattern immediately grabs attention from a distance and holds it upon closer examination. The blade is flat ground for a high performing edge.
The contoured handle is formed from African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). Two Corby rivets set the handle in place. The handle is beautifully shaped. You won't want to put it down. The guard is formed from damascus. A filed ferrule is formed from antique wrought iron.
This Southwest Bowie is accompanied by a custom tooled leather sheath.
Exquisite work throughout!

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