Mosaic Damascus Bowie with Walrus Ivory

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Bowie with Walrus Ivory

Maker: Ed Caffrey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,600.00
Item num: 107316
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.30 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 12.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 26 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Cold blued mild steel fittings
Handle: Stippled and carved ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Tooled leather custom sheath
Description: This bowie is an excellent example of Mastersmith Ed Caffrey's work. Ed made his first knife at 12 years old and began selling knives 1989. He achieved the coveted Mastersmith rating in 2000. After a career in the US Air Force, he retired in 2003 to become a full time knifemaker. He produces knives from working grade field knives to high end collector-grade pieces. Nearly everything he produces is forged, with mosaic damascus being his current passion. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Ed could have made it yesterday!
The 8-1/3 inch blade is forged from Ed's own mosaic Damascus, combining carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. The high contrast pattern is extremely engaging - even from a distance. The blade is flat ground and razor sharp. Ed's touchmark is on the left side of the blade and his M.S. mark is on the right side. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade and natural ivory handle.
The handle is a premium section of ancient walrus ivory. Ed has hand stippled and carved the ivory into a ribbon pattern to provide exceptional grip. The stippling nicely emulates the pattern in the damascus. A cold blued mild steel oval guard and butt cap complete the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a custom sheath made by Caffrey is included.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days