Clip Point Bowie with Ironwood

Product Description for Clip Point Bowie with Ironwood

Maker: Michael Vagnino, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,150.00
Item num: 107315
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.40 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 22 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Brown leather custom sheath
Description: Mastersmith Mike Vagnino began his journey into knifemaking in 1995, starting with a forging class taught by Karl Shroen. He continued his training under the watchful eye of Mastersmith Tim Hancock. He received his journeyman smith rating in 2001 and his Mastersmith rating in 2003. He strives to build high performing, yet beautiful knives. This sole authorship bowie is a perfect example of Mike's excellent work!
The blade is hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. 52100 is considered by many makers and knife users to be among the highest performing steels used in modern knives. The top clip stops just short of being fully sharpened. Vagnino's touchmark is on the left side of the blade and his MS stamp is on the right side.
The handle is Arizona desert ironwood, secured to the tang using mortised construction. 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! Blackened spacers surround a polished and fileworked spacer. The handle is finished with a blackened end cap and a polished oval guard.
To keep the knife close at hand, a textured brown leather custom sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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