Fighting Bowie with Ash Burl

Product Description for Fighting Bowie with Ash Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 107060
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 16.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.31 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 17.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Blacked Nebula pattern damascus forged by Bertie Rietveld
Handle: Dyed and stabilized ash burl
Sheath: Hand stitched leather custom sheath
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. He was immediately hooked and quit 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.
This impressive bowie features 10-1/3 inch hand forged blade. Stuart began with 52100 carbon steel, which many knifemakers and knife enthusiasts feel is the highest performing steel used to make modern knives. 52100 combines a very resilient edge with excellent edge holding. It features an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish.
The handle is hand contoured stabilized and dyed ash burl. A fileworked 303 stainless steel spacer adds contrast. The guard, pommel, spacers, and finial are all nebula pattern damascus forged by renowned South African bladesmith Bertie Rietveld.
To keep the knife close a hand, Stuart has included a custom leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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