Mosiac Damascus Bowie with Ancient Walrus Ivory

Product Description for Mosiac Damascus Bowie with Ancient Walrus Ivory

Maker: Joshua Smith, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,500.00
Item num: 109856
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 14.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.17 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.8 oz.
Blade: Basketweave pattern mosaic damascus forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: Matching damascus oval guard
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory with an ebony spacer
Description: This Mosaic Damascus Bowie was made by Mastersmith Josh Smith. This bowie has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, it could have been made yesterday.
Josh grew up in Lincoln, Montana on the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. At the age of 11 Josh’s baseball coach, Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley, began teaching him how to make knives. Over the next few years Josh began forging and honing his craft. At 15 years old, Josh passed the Journeyman bladesmith test and became the youngest bladesmith to ever pass this test. Josh continued to work on his craft and at the age of 19 he earned his Master Smith rating from the American Bladesmith Society. Josh was the youngest bladesmith to ever pass the Master Smith test. Today, Josh is also well known as the founder of Montana Knife Co.
The blade is hand forged basketweave mosaic Damascus, combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels into an incredibly intricate, controlled pattern. The deeply etched steel was brought to a high polish. The blade has an elegant distal taper, ensuring perfect, nimble balance.
A matching damascus pommel and oval guard surround a column of ancient walrus ivory. Colors in the ivory developed across thousands of years as minerals moved into the ancient ivory. Hand fileworked spacers and an ebony spacer are a nice accent.
Exceptional work throughout! It is very rare to find Josh's work these days.

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