Damascus Bowie with Snakewood

Product Description for Damascus Bowie with Snakewood

Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,900.00
Item num: 89842
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.10 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 14.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.5 oz.
Blade: Random pattern damascus forged from 52100 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Wrought iron fittings
Handle: Presentation grade snakewood
Sheath: 8-9 oz leather sheath with mushroom basket tooling
Description: Bowie and hunters are a hallmark of Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn's work. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made in 2011 while Aaron was still a journeyman smith. By all appearances it is in brand new condition and Wilburn could have made it yesterday!
The 9 inch damascus blade was forged to shape from his own damascus. The pattern is both bold enough to grab attention from a distance and to keep fascination when examined up close. By incorporating 15N20 and 52100 carbon steels, Wilburn ensures optimal edge holding. The clip point blade is distal tapered for a nimble balance.
The presentation grade snakewood (Brosimum guianense) handle is surrounded by fittings formed from antique wrought iron recovered from an 1800s era wagon wheel. Snakewood of this quality and beauty is particularly rare. The one downside to snakewood is that it often darkens, lessening the contrast in the stratitions. This presentation grade piece has not darkened and is less likely to do so than a new piece. Pins and spacers are made from nickel silver.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath. Aaron made the strap detachable, allowing it to be replaced if the blade ever cuts or damages the strap. The strap is formed from shark skin. The sheath is lined with deer skin.
Exceptional work throughout!


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