Damascus Eagle Head Bowie with Ebony

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Product Description for Damascus Eagle Head Bowie with Ebony

Maker: Bill Bagwell (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $7,500.00
Item num: 109810
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 12.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.80 in.
Total length: 17.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.44 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.38 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 20.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 33.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steel and nickel
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Hand carved ebony inlaid with peridot eyes
Sheath: Hand stitched black leather
Description: This is a rare find from arguably one of the most famous bowie knife makers in the world: Bill Bagwell. Bill was one of the founding members of the American Bladesmith Society and is believed to have been the second modern bladesmith to make pattern welded damascus steel. Bagwell was on the original Board of Directors for the American Bladesmith Society along with William F. Moran, Jr., Don Hastings and B.R. Hughes. Bagwell was honored as a one of the first ABS mastersmiths in 1981. He built a reputation not only on his fighting bowies, but also on the knife writing he did for magazines such as Soldier of Fortune and Tactical Knives. He also authored the famous book: Bowies, Big Knives, and the Best of Battle Blades. His knife combat techniques have been taught as part of the Special Forces training at Ft. Bragg. This knife was kept in a private collection and was meticulously cared for since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Bill could have made it yesterday!
The massive 12 inch clip point blade was forged from Bill's own damascus, combining carbon steel and nickel into a dense, high contrast pattern. The spine is over a 1/3 inch thick and distal tapers into an aggressive tip. A wide convex edge creates maximum resistance to chipping. Bill's touchmark is inlaid with gold on the right ricasso.
The ebony handle is carved into an eagle. Both of the eyes are inlaid with faceted peridot. The wings are checkered to represent feathers with stainless steel pins running through each diamond. Eagle head knives are considered some of the most rare and desirable knives from Bagwell. The handle feels extremely comfortable in the hand. A polished oval guard and spacer finish the handle.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched black leather sheath made by Bagwell is included.
This is an extremely rare knife that could be at the center of even the most serious knife collection!
Excellent work throughout!

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