19th Century Style Bowie with Walnut

Product Description for 19th Century Style Bowie with Walnut

Maker: Paul Cooper (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $750.00
Item num: 107075
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.10 in.
Total length: 12.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.66 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 12 oz.
Blade: Forged 1084 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Stabilized walnut with German silver fittings
Sheath: Hand stitched brown leather
Description: Boston-based bladesmith Paul Cooper has been forging knives since 2006. He studied under Mastersmith JD Smith through the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and was awarded a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship in 2007. Paul's interest in knifemaking began as a matter of necessity. “I had an interest in certain knives," says Cooper, “and I couldn't afford them or no one made what I wanted." So he learned how to make them himself, and over time, what began as a necessity became a passion. Over the years, Cooper has been recognized for his exceptional knives. His work has been displayed at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA. In 2006, he was awarded "Best New Maker" at the Oregon Knife Collectors Association show. In 2010, he was featured in a Blade Magazine article on five up-and-coming knifemakers to watch.
This handmade bowie by Paul Cooper is inspired by the style of bowie knives coming out of Sheffield during the 19th century.
The blade is hand forged 1084 carbon steel and features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish. The top swedge stops just short of being fully sharpened. Paul's maker mark is on the left side of the blade.
Walnut handle scales are secured to the tang using hand domed pins. The tang is distal tapered to provide a perfect balance. A German silver escutcheon is inlaid into the left side of the handle. The back of the handle is sealed with a nickel silver plate.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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