Hamon Fighter Bowie with Russet Bushwillow Burl

Product Description for Hamon Fighter Bowie with Russet Bushwillow Burl

Maker: Dave Skinner (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100747
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 13.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 12.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Wrought iron with a damascus ferrule
Handle: Carved and contoured russet bushwillow burl
Sheath: Hand stitched custom 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 Fighter/Bowie is a tremendous example of his work.
The blade was forged to shape from W2 carbon steel, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. Skinner borrowed a technique from Japanese swords and gave the blade a clay zone heat treatment. The line (hamon) that travels along the blade shows the transition between the softer, resilient spine and the keen, long lasting cutting edge. The steel has a beautiful wootz-like grain structure.
The contoured, carved handle is formed from russet bushwillow burl (Combretum hereroense). The dramatic wood has a dark, twisted figure. It is perfectly contoured for a secure, non-slip grip. The guard is formed from antique wrought iron. A damascus ferrule is surrounded by coin fileworked spacers.
This bowie knife is accompanied by a custom leather sheath.
Exquisite work throughout!

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