Black Handled Bowie

Product Description for Black Handled Bowie

Maker: Raymond Richard (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2785
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 13.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.46 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 11.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.72 oz.
Blade: Antiqued 1065 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings recovered from an 1850s era wagon wheel
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Ebonized curly maple
Description: Raymond Richard's designs have a timeless grace about them that comes from a family heritage of knifemaking and the inclusion of hard to find materials. The 1065 carbon steel blade has been antiqued. The differential temper line is clearly visible on the blade, resulting in an edge that is extremely hard, and will stay sharp through extended use, whereas the spine is softer and supportive. A distal taper assures that the weight is pulled back out of the handle. The guard and butt are forged from wrought iron that was recovered from an 1850s era wagon wheel. The wrought iron has a Damascene pattern and has been carved to perfection. The African blackwood handle is comfortable in the hand. The curly maple sheath has been ebonized to nicely match the handle wood. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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