Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Dyed Tamo Ash

Product Description for Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Dyed Tamo Ash

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,600.00
Item num: 109255
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 14.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 13.60 in.
Total length: 20.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.88 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 27.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 39.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Textured 314 stainless steel
Handle: Dyed and stabilized tamo ash wood
Sheath: Cowhide with ostrich shin leather inlay
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart was immediately hooked and quit 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 massive bowie blade from his own damascus. It is high contrast, extremely detailed, and shows tremendous skill at the forge. The spine features a long clip that is fully sharpened. By forging from carbon steels, Smith ensures excellent edge holding.
The handle is dyed and stabilized tamo ash wood. Tamo Ash is one of the world’s rarest and most beautiful figured hardwoods, growing only in Japan. The stunning figure is very similar to quilted maple. The contoured coffin handle fills your hand and provides an excellent grip. Coined brass spacers surround a large textured 314 stainless steel spacer. The handle is finished with a textured 314 stainless steel S-guard.
To keep the knife close at hand, a leather custom sheath with blue dyed ostrich shin leather is included.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days