Bowie with Koa (MS Test Knife)

Product Description for Bowie with Koa (MS Test Knife)

Maker: Steve Koster, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,200.00
Item num: 105859
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 13.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 11.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 24.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished, hand fileworked stainless steel with bronze spacers
Handle: Exhibition grade stabilized curly koa
Sheath: Leather sheath with stainless steel throat and tip
Description: Mastersmith Steve Koster has been making knives for almost 50 years. He has won numerous awards through the years for his handmade, one-of-a-kind knives. Steve grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho where he spent most of his time fishing, hunting, camping, trapping, and climbing. He began knifemaking in the early 70's and started forging knives in 1986. He joined the American Blade Society in 1999 and passed his Journeyman test in 2003. Koster was awarded his Mastersmith rating on April 11th, 2021.
This exceptional bowie was one of his five mastersmith test knives. When a bladesmith tests to become a mastersmith, five knives are made by the applicant that are the height of their work. These knives are judged by ABS Mastersmiths on fit and finish as well as general artistry. The standards are exacting.
This bowie features a hand forged 5160 carbon steel blade. It is meticulously hand satin finished. The long clip is brought just shy of a razor sharp edge.
The exhibition grade curly koa handle has tremendous chatoyancy. It features an heirloom. The guard is satin finished 416 stainless steel. Spacers and the hand fileworked pommel are bronze.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath with stainless steel throat and tip.
Exceptional work throughout!

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