Go-Mai Bowie with Maple Burl, Zirconium, and Gold

Product Description for Go-Mai Bowie with Maple Burl, Zirconium, and Gold

Maker: Willie van der Merwe (Ant Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104982
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.10 in.
Total length: 14.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.52 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 13.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 26.4 oz.
Blade: Go-Mai forged from carbon steels with 24K gold inlay
Bolster: Nickel silver fittings
Handle: Maple burl with zirconium spacers and 24K gold inlay
Description: South African knifemaker Willie van der Merwe hails from Hartbeespoort. Though he started making knives in 2016, he has already developed into a spectacularly creative and focused knifemaker. Given the tremendous skill of his work, it is no surprise that he won Best New Knifemaker at the 2018 Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa Show. This Bowie from Willie is a prime example of his clean, exceptional work.
The 9-1/2 inch clip point blade is made from Willie's own Go-Mai -- combining 5 layers of two types of carbon steel into an elegant patterned blade. This construction provides a blade that has an exceptionally hard steel core for excellent edge holding with cladding that stays soft and supportive of the blade to provide high toughness to match the excellent edge holding capabilities. Willie's mark is engraved into the left side of the blade and features a 24K gold ant inlay.
The handle is contoured stabilized maple burl. Zirconium spacers are fileworked an inlaid with 24K gold. The handle is finished with a nickel silver S-guard and butt plate. The handle feels exceptional in the hand and provides excellent grip.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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