Damascus Folder with Muskox Horn

Product Description for Damascus Folder with Muskox Horn

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106178
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.40 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.69 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.6 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged by Mastersmith Dickie Robinson
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged by Al Dippold
Handle: Muskox horn
Sheath: Padded zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock folder
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his master smith stamp in 2009. 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.
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 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. 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 liner lock folder is a tribute to two of Billy Bob's teachers. The blade was forged by Mastersmith Dickie Robinson. Sadly Dickie passed away in September of 2014. The blade is an intricate feather pattern and immediately grabs attention. The blade has silky-smooth action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened single handed using the faceted cubic zirconia thumb stud.
Handle scales are rare Muskox horn secured to fileworked and heat colored 15N20 carbon steel liners. Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae. Muskoxen primarily live in Arctic North America and Greenland, with small populations in Sweden, Siberia and Norway. The world population is estimated at between 80,000 and 125,000. The convoluted, translucent figure is immediately captivating. Muskox is among the rarest handle material used by knifemakers today. The scales are meticulously dovetailed to mosaic damascus bolsters forged by Al Dippold. Dippold is undoubtedly one of the great masters of mosaic damascus. Screws throughout are fileworked and heat colored.
Excellent work throughout!

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