Ironwood Hunter

Product Description for Ironwood Hunter

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96757
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.05 in.
Total length: 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 1.12 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1084 carbon steel
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade ironwood
Sheath: Pouch style ostrich leather 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 hunter is a tremendous example of his work. It will be at home in any collection, but will perform exceptionally well in the field. The blade was forged to shape from 1084 carbon steel, ensuring optimal grain refinement. The distal tapered blade is perfectly balanced. This is a knife that will feel very comfortable used for hours out in the wild.
The guard is formed from satin finished 416 stainless steel. It meets perfectly to both blade and mortised tang ironwood scales. The natural ironwood is dark toned with warm highlights. It swells to fill the palm perfectly.
The knife is accompanied by a hand sewn pouch style ostrich sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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