Swayback Bowie with Curly Maple & Hammered Copper

Product Description for Swayback Bowie with Curly Maple & Hammered Copper

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107221
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.40 in.
Total length: 18.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.19 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.29 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 24.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 34.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 303 stainless steel clamshell S-Guard with a hammered copper spacer
Handle: Dyed and stabilized curly maple
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 12.1 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 curly maple. A hand hammered copper spacer adds contrast. The S-guard and finial are polished 303 stainless steel. The guard culminates in clamshells.
To keep the knife close a hand, Stuart has included a custom leather sheath. The sheaths, made by Stuart's wife Michelle, bring an equal level of artistry as Stuart's knives.
Excellent work throughout!

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