Mosaic Damascus Bowie with Curly Koa

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Bowie with Curly Koa

Maker: Cody Hofsommer (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104364
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.50 in.
Total length: 16.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 22.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.6 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Mosaic damascus with a bronze anodized titanium spacer
Handle: Stabilized curly koa
Description: Minnesota bladesmith Cody Hofsommer has had a passion for knifemaking since he was young. He started learning the art of blacksmithing in 2003, and has hand-forged many knives over the years. His goal is to make a quality piece of art that can also be a practical useful tool. He received his journeyman certification through the American Bladesmith Society in 2018. He competed on History Channel's show, Forged in Fire and was named champion after making a damascus pattern Spanish Conquistador sword (season 7 episode 18, aired January 22, 2020). We met Cody at Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia and were immediately blown away by his exceptional quality of work. His custom knives are some of the most refined you will ever encounter. We're keeping a close eye on Cody and expect him to become one of the 'greats'.
The broad mosaic damascus blade on the bowie has tremendous impact. It is very controlled and laddered as the pattern approaches the cutting edge. The blade culminates in a perfectly symmetrical ricasso.
The presentation grade curly koa handle is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. The damascus guard is set against a raised anodized titanium spacer. The handle culminates in a damascus nut, allowing the handle to be taken down for repair if necessary. Take-down construction requires a particularly talented artisan. The level of fit required for this construcion style is tremendously demanding and Hofsommer has created it perfectly.
Exceptional work throughout!

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