Damascus Gentleman's Bowie with Fluted Birch Burl

Product Description for Damascus Gentleman's Bowie with Fluted Birch Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,350.00
Item num: 108101
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.40 in.
Total length: 14.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 11.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 16 oz.
Blade: W's pattern mosaic damascus forged from 1090 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Fluted and stabilized birch burl with fine silver wire
Sheath: Custom leather sheath with ostrich shin leather overlay
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. He was immediately hooked and quite his job working as a salesman by 2004. Only a few years after that, in 2009, Stuart began teaching knifemaking 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 ABS journeyman smith in June of 2019.
Stuart hand forged this bowie blade from his own W's mosaic damascus. It is high contrast, extremely detailed, and shows tremendous skill at the forge. The spine features a long clip that stops just short of being fully sharpened. By forging from carbon steels, Smith ensures excellent edge holding. Smith's touchmark is on the right ricasso and his J.S. mark is on the left side.
The handle is hand fluted stabilized birch burl, set with twisted fine silver wire. The elegant handle provides excellent grip. The handle is finished with a fluted and polished nickel silver spacer and guard.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather custom sheath with ostrich shin leather front. The sheath design allows the sheath to be removed without taking it off the belt.
Excellent work throughout!

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