Boot Knife Folder with Mammoth Leg Bone

Product Description for Boot Knife Folder with Mammoth Leg Bone

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95075
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.04 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Boot ground damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized wooly mammoth leg bone
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his Master Smith stamp in 2009 and currently lives in Georgia. He worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 39 years and before that was a Poseidon missile tech on a nuclear submarine. Since childhood, knives were a fascination of his.
Billy Bob learned from some of the best in the industry. Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley taught him to make damascus and folders. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant gent's folder. Mastersmith Jim Batson taught him to make Bowies. Mastersmith Don Fogg taught him just about everything else … from heat treating to finishing. He even took Fogg’s sword class at Campbell Folk School and went to about every hammer-in that he could over the years, learning from countless presenters who helped him along the way.
Billy Bob won the award for “Best Antique Bowie by an ABS Journeyman Smith” three years in a row – making him the only maker to have won three times.
This folder features a boot ground blade forged from Billy Bob's own damascus. The pattern is quite intricate with clear definition. It is the sort of blade that it is easy to examine for hours, finding something new each time. The blade has silky-smooth action and is well centered. It is easily opened single handed with a citrine thumb stud.
Stabilized mammoth leg bone scales are dovetailed to damascus bolsters for a perfect fit. 15N20 carbon steel liners are heat blued to a golden tone and textured. The liners surround a twist pattern damascus backbar. Screws throughout are heat blued and fileworked.
Exceptional work throughout!


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