Damascus Clip Point Bowie with Ironwood and Bronze

Product Description for Damascus Clip Point Bowie with Ironwood and Bronze

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106637
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.90 in.
Total length: 18.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 26.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 36.4 oz.
Blade: W's pattern damascus forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Bronze S-guard
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Cowhide and ostrich shin leather
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching knifemaking classes of his own. Among his many students is Neels van den Berg. Stuart has been very active over the years in the Southern African Bladesmiths Association (SABA) and the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA). Stuart became an ABS journeyman smith in June of 2019. His bowie knives and hunting knives are absolutely exceptional.
The massive 12-1/2 inch damascus blade is hand forged from 1095 and 15n20 carbon steels to provide exceptional edge holding and chip resistance. The bold sideways W's pattern is high contrast and extremely engaging. The long clip stops just short of being fully sharpened. Stuart's mark is on the right side of the blade and his J.S. mark is on the left side.
The heirloom fit coffin handle is presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood burl. Desert ironwood (Olneya tesota) is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is extremely dense and durable. In fact it is so dense, that if a piece is dropped in water it will sink! The escutcheon and finial are bronze and feature an elegant patina. The fluted bronze spacer is surrounded by coined nickel silver spacers. The textured bronze S-guard is perfectly fit to the handle and blade.
A high quality custom leather sheath made from cowhide and inlaid with ostrich shin leather is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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