Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Zebrawood

Product Description for Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Zebrawood

Maker: Lee Berg (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107447
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 11.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.50 in.
Total length: 16.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.83 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 18.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Polished steel S-guard
Handle: Zebra wood set on a polished steel frame
Sheath: Wood sheath wrapped in leather
Description: Lee Berg made his first knife when he was 12 years old, working in his grandfather's knife shop. He made knives part time as a serious hobby for over 40 years. In 1994, he retired from his profession as an Aerospace Artist, Commercial Artist and Graphic Design Specialist, which consisted of creating artwork for several of the leading aerospace corporations in the US. Each of his knives is either forged into rough shape then hand filed, or simply hack sawed into rough shape, then hand filed into the final finished shape. Each blade is individually heat treated and tempered, one blade at a time. He believes heavily in sole authorship over his knives. This bowie has been in a private collection since it was made. It is in new condition and by appearances, Lee could have made it yesterday.
The 11-1/2 inch damascus blade is forged from Lee's own damascus combining carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. The top clip stops just short of being fully sharpened. The edge is convex ground to ensure additional chip resistance. Lee's maker mark is on the left side of the blade.
The frame handle combines zebrawood scales with bloodwood liners and a stainless steel frame. Zebrawood (Microberlinia brazzavillensis) grows in West Africa and is known for its unique bold striping. The handle is contoured to provide a comfortable grip. A forged, polished steel S-guard finishes the handle.
Included with the knife is a wood sheath wrapped in black leather and a polished steel tip.
Nice work throughout!

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