Forged Vest Bowie with Amboyna Burl

Product Description for Forged Vest Bowie with Amboyna Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107497
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 13.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.43 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 12.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 18 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1050 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized golden amboyna burl
Sheath: Leather sheath with exotic leather inlay
Description: Getting to meet with bladesmith Stuart Smith is a highlight of my trips to South Africa. Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching 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 American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith in June 2019.
Stuart forged the 8-1/4 inch blade from 1050 carbon steel to ensure great edge holding and chip resistance. A hand rubbed satin finish adds an heirloom quality to the blade. Stuart's maker mark is on the right side and his J.S. mark is on the left side.
The handle is a beautiful section of golden amboyna burl. Amboyna is highly prized by woodworkers and knifemakers alike for its dense, swirling burl patterns. The handle is secured to the tang using a hand domed bronze pin. The sculpted handle is extremely comfortable and provides a non-slip grip. Coined stainless spacers surround a fluted bronze spacer. The handle is finished with a 303 stainless steel guard that is fit perfectly to the blade.
To keep the knife close at hand, a leather sheath with an exotic leather inlay is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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