Ironwood Bowie (Based on Joseph Rodgers & Sons Historical Bowie)

Product Description for Ironwood Bowie (Based on Joseph Rodgers & Sons Historical Bowie)

Maker: Gary Mulkey (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107327
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.00 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.52 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 21.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W1 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel guard, bolster, and spacer
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Description: This bowie is the work of Gary Mulkey of Branson, Missouri. Gary has been a full time knifemaker since 1997. Every knife he makes is forged by hand. This custom bowie is based on a bowie pattern made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons circa 1840. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by appearances Gary could have made it yesterday.
The blade is hand forged W1 carbon steel and features a hand rubbed satin finish. W1 carbon steel provides excellent edge holding and chip resistance. Jimping along the spine moves into a swedge. Mulkey's mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is Arizona desert ironwood secured to the full tang using four stainless pins. 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! The satin finished 416 stainless steel S-guard, spacer, and rear bolster finish the knife. Like the original, this bowie was built with frame construction. The contoured handle fills your hand nicely and is very true to the original bowie from 1840.

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