Firestorm Damascus Bowie with Sambar Stag

Product Description for Firestorm Damascus Bowie with Sambar Stag

Maker: John H. Davis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105403
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.90 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 12.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.4 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated Firestorm damascus forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Fileworked copper fittings
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Leather sheath with rattlesnake skin inlay
Description: This exceptional bowie is the work of Florida bladesmith John H Davis. This Florida knifemaker specializes in bowies and daggers. He is active in knifemaking organizations including the Knifemakers Guild, American Bladesmith Society, and has served as president of the Florida Knifemakers Association. Several makers were particularly helpful as John developed as a knifemaker. Early on, Herb Derr invited John to his shop and showed him how to make damascus, as well as other techniques. He also went to the Bill Moran ABS knifemaking school in Washington, AR, where he learned to forge from Mastersmiths Jim Crowell and Bruce Fuller. This Firestorm Bowie was kept in a private collection. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances it could have been made yesterday!
The 8-1/2 inch clip point blade is John's own firestorm pattern damascus, forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels to provide excellent edge holding and toughness. A clear differential heat treatment line separates the hard cutting edge from a soft, supportive spine. The spine of the knife is vine fileworked. John's mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is a downturned section of premium sambar stag. The antler has plenty of natural texture to provide an excellent grip. The fileworked copper spacer complements the amber tones of the stag nicely. The copper butt cap was hand filed to nicely match the texture of the stag. A blued mild steel clam shell S-guard completes the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a custom leather sheath with rattlesnake skin inlay is included.
Exceptional work throughout!

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