Damascus Coffin Handle Bowie with Buckeye Burl

Product Description for Damascus Coffin Handle Bowie with Buckeye Burl

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,750.00
Item num: 109257
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 13.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.50 in.
Total length: 19.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 21.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 32.4 oz.
Blade: Forged Ws damascus, hand forged from 1070 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus S-guard
Handle: Stabilized buckeye burl
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather custom sheath with ostrich leather inlay
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 large 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. By forging from carbon steels, Smith ensures excellent edge holding.
The coffin handle is hand contoured stabilized buckeye burl. The wood has a swirling figure that nicely complements the damascus blade. The S-guard is matching forged damascus. A large damascus spacer is surrounded by fileworked nickel silver spacers.. A polished nickel silver escutcheon is set onto the right side of the handle.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather custom sheath with ostrich shin leather inlay -- also performed with exquisite attention to detail.
Exceptional work throughout!


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