Clip Point Bowie with Box Elder - Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Product Description for Clip Point Bowie with Box Elder - Journeyman Smith Test Knife

Maker: Jeremy Yelle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 106422
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 12.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Textured and antiqued steel
Handle: Stabilized box elder burl
Description: Jeremy Yelle is a 21 year old up-and-coming bladesmith out of Quebec, Canada. His current focus is high performance kitchen knives, bowie knives, and hunting knives. He was honored as a journeyman smith at the 2022 Blade Show. His work is exceptional and he is sure to be a maker to keep an eye on.
This exceptional bowie was part of Yelle's JS test set. When a maker tests to become a journeyman, they create five knives that are the height of their work. These five knives are then judged by established masters to determine if the maker's work is up to snuff. Often, prospective journeymen spend 2-3 times as long creating these five knives as they would generally do, as they know that their work will be poured over by the masters. These five knives are generally considered to be among the most collectable knives of a maker's career.
The blade is hand forged 80CrV2 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. 80CrV2 carbon steel is tough, chip resistant, and has excellent wear resistance. The clip stops just short of being fully sharpened. Jeremy's mark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is stabilized box elder burl. North American box elder burl (Acer negundo) is well known for its fine grain and exquisite burl figure. The box elder is heirloom fit to the textured and antiqued mild steel guard and end cap.
The knife feels exceptional in hand and has a great balance. Excellent work throughout!

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