Damascus Mammoth Bowie with Gold Leaf Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Damascus Mammoth Bowie with Gold Leaf Carbon Fiber

Maker: Stuart Smith, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,500.00
Item num: 110188
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.48 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 15.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged laddered Ws daamscsus combining 15N20 and 1095 carbon steels
Bolster: Polished 314 stainless steel
Handle: Gold leaf carbon fiber and mammoth molar
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 bowie blade from his own laddered Ws damascus, combining 1095 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 clip that travels nearly the full length of the blade. A deep fuller travels along each side. Stuart's touchmark is on the right side and his J.S. mark is on the left side.
The handle is hand contoured gold leaf carbon fiber with a central section of mammoth molar. The stainless steel guard is brought to a high polish. A satin finished spacer adds nice contrast.
To keep the knife close at hand, a cowhide and ostrich shin leather custom 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!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days