Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Sambar Stag

Product Description for Damascus S-Guard Bowie with Sambar Stag

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95079
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.50 in.
Total length: 18.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 22.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 40.4 oz.
Blade: Random pattern damascus forged to shape from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus fittings forged from carbon steel
Handle: Premium sambar stag
Sheath: Hand sewn pouch style shark skin sheath
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his Master Smith stamp back 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. 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 S-Guard Bowie shows off his work at its best. The long, broad blade was forged to shape from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels. A long false edge travels just over 3/4 of the distance from tip to guard. The distal tapered blade is perfectly balanced. This is a knife that is extremely satisfying to swing. You won't want to put it down.
The guard, ferrule, pommel, and finial all feature Billy Bob's damascus and surround the premium sambar stag handle. Stag of this quality is rarely found today. The amber stag has just enough texture for a secure, comfortable grip.
The knife is accompanied by a hand sewn pouch style leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: Not currently available