Bowie with African Blackwood

Product Description for Bowie with African Blackwood

Maker: Gene Martin (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108367
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.90 in.
Total length: 12.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.29 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 9.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.8 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Hand contoured African blackwood
Sheath: Two leather custom sheaths
Description: Gene Martin of Williams, Oregon made his first knife back in 1990. He was immediately bit by the knifemaking bug. His mentors include some greats in the industry including Bob Engnath, Jim Ferguson, Bill Herndon, Wayne Goddard, Steve Schwarzer, and Ralph Freer. After retiring as a game warden, Gene spent 6 weeks at the ABS school in Arkansas. Wayne Goddard taught him damascus making and folder making while Bob Engnath taught him how to scrimshaw. He takes the culmination of skills and creates American-made knives designed for use.
The blade on this bowie is 154CM stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. 154CM offers excellent corrosion resistance coupled with good edge holding and chip resistance. The top clip stops just short of being fully sharpened. The blade is flat ground.
The handle is African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon), sculpted for a comfortable grip. African blackwood is among the most dense, durable woods in the world and is highly prized for its jet black appearance. It is finished with a polished stainless steel oval guard.
The knife is accompanied by two sheaths -- both made by Sally Martin. One sheath is black and the other one is brown. The different placements of the belt loops will allow the sheath to either ride high or low on the belt.
Nice work throughout!

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