Twist Damascus Linerlock Folder with Muskox

Product Description for Twist Damascus Linerlock Folder with Muskox

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108735
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.15 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steel
Bolster: Twist pattern damascus
Handle: Muskox horn set on heat colored 15N20 liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock folder
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his master smith stamp in 2009. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 39 years and before that was a Poseidon missile tech on a nuclear submarine. Since childhood, knives were a fascination.
Billy Bob learned from some of the best in the industry. Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley taught him to make damascus and folders. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant folder. Mastersmith Jim Batson taught him to make Bowies. Mastersmith Don Fogg taught him just about everything else … from heat treating to finishing. He even took Fogg’s sword class at Campbell Folk School and went to about every hammer-in that he could over the years, learning from countless presenters who helped him along the way. Billy Bob won the award for “Best Antique Bowie by an ABS Journeyman Smith” three years in a row – making him the only maker to have won three times.
The blade is forged from Billy Bob's own twist pattern damascus, combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding. It has silky-smooth, drop shut action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened single handed using the faceted thumb stud.
Handle scales are rare muskox horn secured to heat colored and fileworked 15N20 steel liners. Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is an Arctic mammal of the family Bovidae. Muskoxen primarily live in Arctic North America and Greenland, with small populations in Sweden, Siberia and Norway. The world population is estimated at between 80,000 and 125,000. The convoluted, translucent figure is immediately captivating. Muskox is among the rarest handle materials used by knifemakers today. Matching twist pattern damascus bolsters are dovetailed to the scales. Screw hardware throughout is heat colored and hand fileworked.
Excellent work throughout!

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