Camp Bowie with African Blackwood

Product Description for Camp Bowie with African Blackwood

Maker: Gary Rodewald, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103989
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel guard
Handle: Hand contoured African blackwood with a mosaic pin
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather sheath
Description: Gary Rodewald's knives are consistently excellent. He combines elegance and ferocity with perfect implementation.
The W2 carbon steel blade was hand forged to shape. Gary is an outstanding bladesmith, creating knives with exceptional edge holding as well as exceptional beauty. For heat treatment, Gary borrowed a technique from the world of Japanese swords. Prior to quenching, the spine was coated with insullating clay. The resulting differential heat treatment line (known as a hamon) travels across the blade in a gentle, undulating pattern. This technique results in a soft, supportive spine and a long lasting edge, as well as a stunning detail to the blade's finish. A swedge results in a keen, aggressive tip.
The handle is hand contoured from African blackwood. A central mosic pin sets the handle in place and adds a nice contrast. It is nicely sculpted to swell at the palm and pommel.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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