Bowie with Elk Antler

Product Description for Bowie with Elk Antler

Maker: Red St. Cyr (deceased 2012) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 109855
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 11.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.70 in.
Total length: 17.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.52 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 22.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 33 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Elk antler
Sheath: Leather customer sheath with a wood core
Description: This Bowie Knife is the work of the late Mastersmith Red St. Cyr of Reva Forge in Wilmington California. Unfortunately Red passed away in 2012 of a heart attack, though his knives continue to live on in the hands of knife enthusiasts and hunters world wide. Red was the founder of the American Bladesmith Society's (ABS) West Coast Forging Clinic, a member of the Southern California Blades, Arizona KCA, and Oregon KCA, and president of the California Knifemakers Association. His specialty was hand forged fixed blades. This knife was made while Red was a journeyman smith. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, it could have been made yesterday!
The blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel and features a meticulous hand rubbed satin finish. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used to make modern knives. The edge culminates in an elegant Spanish notch. St. Cyr's touchmark is on the left ricasso.
The handle combines elk antler with black buffalo horn spacers. The pommel and fluted oval guard are matching damascus, forged from carbon steels. The elk chosen is a perfect size and provides a sure, comfortable grip.
To keep the knife close at hand, Red made a leather wrapped wood customer sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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