Damascus Coffin Handle Bowie with Ironwood

Product Description for Damascus Coffin Handle Bowie with Ironwood

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,800.00
Item num: 109256
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 13.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.50 in.
Total length: 19.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.09 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 26.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 38 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws damascus forged from 1090 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Textured and antiqued bronze
Handle: Arizona desert Ironwood
Sheath: Cowhide and ostrich shin custom leather
Description: Stuart Smith began making knives in 2000 after he took a class with Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. Stuart 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 massive 13-1/2 inch bowie blade from his own laddered Ws pattern damascus, combining 1090 and 15N20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. It is high contrast, extremely detailed, and shows tremendous skill at the forge. The spine features a long, sharp clip. Stuart's touchmark is on the right side and his J.S. mark is on the left side.
The coffin handle is hand contoured presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood (Olneya tesota). The warm-toned wood has a nice mix of warm tones with dark figure moving through it. The Forged S-guard is textured and antiqued bronze. Textured bronze spacers surround a fileworked steel spacer. A satin finished escutcheon is set on the right side of the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a cowhide and ostrich shin leather sheath is included. The sheath is custom built by Michelle, Stuart's wife and is as artistic and well performed as the knife itself.
Excellent work throughout!

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