Whisper Bowie

Product Description for Whisper Bowie

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97096
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.80 in.
Total length: 14.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 12.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.4 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged to shape from carbon steels
Bolster: Sculpted damascus guard and ferule
Handle: Australia river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
Sheath: Red brown cowhide with black inlay of ostrich shin leather
Description: Mastersmith Kevin Harvey is well known for his tremendous attention to detail -- only matched by his skill at design. This clip point bowie is a dramatic example of his work. Regretfully, few of Harvey's knives make it to the US these days. I was extremely excited when his parcel arrived at our gallery.
The 9-1/2 inch clip point blade was forged to shape by Kevin. The ladder pattern damascus is high contrast and shows tremendous control in the forge. The thick spine moves into the sharpened raised clip.
The guard is formed from Harvey's random chaos pattern damascus. Thin nickel silver spacers flank the dazzles pattern damascus ferrule. The faceted handle is formed from Australian river red gum wood (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Red gum is so named for its brilliant, deep red wood. It is a strong, dense wood with good rot resistance and so a perfect choice for the handle -- even if it weren't so beautiful!
This knife is accompanied by red brown cowhide sheath with black inlay of ostrich shin leather. The belt loop is attached with lacing. Kevin included a tin of Harvey's Conservation Wax. Kevin has done a lot of experimenting over the years to create this wax which will help protect the knife from rust.
Absolutely exceptional work throughout!

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