Damascus Monster Fighting Bowie with Ash Burl

Product Description for Damascus Monster Fighting Bowie with Ash Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106638
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 16.65 in.
Cutting edge length: 15.70 in.
Total length: 23.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.88 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.31 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.14 in.
Item weight: 28.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 38.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus, hand forged from 1090 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Hand forged, cold blued and textured S-guard
Handle: Double dyed and stabilized ash burl
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather sheath with ostrich leather inlay
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.
Stuart hand forged this massive bowie blade from his own damascus. It is high contrast, extremely detailed, and shows tremendous skill at the forge. The spine features a long clip that is fully sharpened. By forging from carbon steels, Smith ensures excellent edge holding.
The handle is hand contoured double dyed and stabilized ash burl. The figure is absolutely amazing. The S-guard is forged, textured, and cold blued steel. Coined bronze spacers surround a larger heat blued, fileworked spacer. The handle is completed with a bronze finial.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath with ostrich leather inlay.
Exceptional work throughout!

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