Damascus Fighting Bowie
Best Historical Knife - 2008 Southern Africa Knifemakers' Guild Show

Product Description for Damascus Fighting Bowie
Best Historical Knife - 2008 Southern Africa Knifemakers' Guild Show

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86581
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 15.69 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Item weight: 17.36 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.28 oz.
Blade: "Star Burst W's" pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus D-guard and butt plate with a fileworked nickel silver ferrule
Handle: Snakepod wood (red ebony) from Malawi
Sheath: Rawhide sheath with ostrich leg leather panels and bush pig skin frame
Description: Mastersmith Kevin Harvey was inspired by Bowies made during the American War of Independence (1775 - 1781) when he made this exceptional knife. His work is meticulous as well as being historically accurate and so it is no surprise that he won Best Historical Knife at the 2008 Southern Africa Knifemakers' Guild Show.
Kevin created a damascus pattern that could only be made by meticulously hand forging the blade to shape. First, he began by forging out a tight W's pattern. Then, as the blade came close to being forged to shape, he forged in a Star Burst by introducing a radiating ladder pattern. The results are immediately captivating. The clip has been brought to a fully sharpened edge.
The handle is formed from snakepod wood (also called red ebony) that was harvested in Malawi. The warm toned wood has a nice mix of light and dark tones. A D-guard was forged to shape from Kevin's random pattern damascus. A front ferrule is formed from nickel silver and has been meticulously hand engraved in floral scroll. On the left side, he has engraved "IN GOD WE TRUST". The butt plate is formed from a damascus pattern that Kevin calls "Random Chaos". The sheath is formed from cowhide with ostrich leg leather inlay. The frame is formed from bush pig leather.
The knife is accompanied by a laminated color photocopy of the award certificate as well as a certificate from the maker.

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