Damascus Folding Dagger with Whitelip Mother of Pearl

Product Description for Damascus Folding Dagger with Whitelip Mother of Pearl

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106177
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged damascus combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Matching damascus front and rear bolsters
Handle: Presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his Master Smith stamp in 2009 and currently lives in Georgia. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 39 years and before that was a Poseidon missile tech on a nuclear submarine. Since childhood, knives were a fascination of his.
Billy Bob learned from some of the best in the industry. Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley taught him to make damascus and folders. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant gent's folder. Mastersmith Jim Batson taught him to make Bowies. Mastersmith Don Fogg taught him just about everything else … from heat treating to finishing. He even took Fogg’s sword class at Campbell Folk School and went to about every hammer-in that he could over the years, learning from countless presenters who helped him along the way. Lately, he's been spending a lot of time in Mastersmith Bill Burke's shop.
Billy Bob won the award for “Best Antique Bowie by an ABS Journeyman Smith” three years in a row – making him the only maker to have won three times.
This folding dagger features a blade hand ground from Billy Bob's own damascus, combining carbon steels to provide excellent edge holding and chip resistance. The thumbstud is inlaid with a sapphire. The blade has silky-smooth action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened single handed.
Presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl scales are perfectly fit to damascus front and rear bolsters. The polished presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl has tremendous underlying texture and flash. 15N20 carbon steel liners are heat blued and textured. The liners surround a fileworked 1084 carbon steel backbar. Screws throughout are heat blued and fileworked.
Exceptional work throughout!

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