Integral Boot Knife with Burgundy Micarta

Product Description for Integral Boot Knife with Burgundy Micarta

Maker: T.M. Dowell (deceased) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88414
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 5.85 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.75 oz.
Blade: Distal tapered BG-42 powdered metallurgical stainless steel
Bolster: Integral BG-42 PM stainless steel
Handle: Burgundy micarta
Sheath: Hand stitched leather
Description: This exceptional boot knife was made by TM Dowell. It has been in a private collection and is in new/mint condition. By all appearances, it could have been made yesterday. Dowell is one of the masters of the integral knife -- where the blade, tang and guard are all formed from one solid piece of steel.
The BG-42 blade and tang both have an elegant distal taper, resulting in an optimal balance. It is rare for TM to work in BG-42, and when he does, the results are exceptional. BG-42 has among the best edge holding of stainless steels. The blade features a deep hollow grind that Dowell is famous for -- this makes his knives great cutters and slicers while retaining excellent overall strength by virtue of the sturdy central ridge. Both the spine and edge are sharpened. The burgundy micarta handle is perfectly fit to the distal tapered tang and is secured using nickel silver rivets for durability and strength. Dowell's mark is on the left, central rivet. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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