Engraved Feather Damascus Bowie with Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Engraved Feather Damascus Bowie with Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Ricardo Vilar (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $4,800.00
Item num: 108324
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.40 in.
Total length: 15.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 12.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.2 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Polished stainless steel with engraved feathers
Handle: Mammoth ivory bark
Sheath: Tooled brown leather custom sheath
Description: Ricardo Vilar is one of the makers that brought the Brazilian knife market to the forefront of American collectors' minds. Vilar was one of the primary organizers of the Brazilian cutlery seminar with North American Mastersmith Jerry Fisk, which was held in Ricardo's workshop back in 2001. In 2005, he became the first South American journeyman smith in the American Bladesmith Society. His work is exceptional, with dramatic shapes and detailed damascus. His designs and attention to detail clearly set him apart as a leader. Vilar moved to the US around 2018 and is continuing to be on the forefront of custom knifemakers.
The feather damascus blade was forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. The flat grind is perfectly even and culminates into a razor sharp cutting edge. The top clip stops just short of being fully sharpened and could be easily sharpened if desired. Ricardo's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
Ancient mammoth ivory bark handle scales are secured to a stainless steel frame. The mammoth bark, taken from the exterior of a tusk, is well matched in cream and coffee tones. These colors move into the ivory while buried in permafrost for thousands of years. The stainless steel spacer is hand engraved with a feather on both sides. The quill of each feather is inlayed with 24K gold. The polished stainless steel guard is engraved on each side with matching feathers.
To protect the knife during transportation, a tooled brown leather custom sheath is included.
This sole authorship knife is among Ricardo's masterpieces to date. Excellent work throughout!

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