Damascus Ring Guard Bowie with Reticulated Gold and Stag

Product Description for Damascus Ring Guard Bowie with Reticulated Gold and Stag

Maker: David Lisch, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $5,500.00
Item num: 98967
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.60 in.
Total length: 15.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 23.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 31.4 oz.
Blade: Mosaic Exploding Edge damascus forged from 15N20 and 1080 carbon steels
Bolster: Mosaic damascus with reticulated gold
Handle: Premium Sambar stag
Description: Mastersmith David Lisch is perhaps best known for his Bowies and his understanding of stag. This exceptional Ring Guard Bowie shows David's attention to detail and his exceptional skill as both a bladesmith and a blacksmith!
The 10-1/4 inch blade was forged to shape using David's own Exploding Edge pattern mosaic damascus combining 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels. The complex pattern is immediately captivating from a distance and holds attention upon closer examination. David is a master at the forge and this steel -- both in terms of complexity and clarity -- shows his work at its best. The blade has a long false edge moving into David's maker's mark on the spine just in front of the ring guard.
The premium stag handle is surrounded by mosaic damascus fittings. The damascus ring guard is a modification on the classic D-guard and shows David's background as a blacksmith. The damascus guard and pommel display a technique that David recently developed. After being forged and finished, the handle fittings were combined with a thin layer of gold using reticulation and depletion gilding techniques. The result is a timeless amalgamation of gold and damascus. A textured and domed gold spacer is set between the guard and damascus ferrule. The handle is extremely comfortable and is one you won't want to put down!
This is a substantial bowie from David that is the result of his culmination of skills throughout the years! Perhaps most impressively, it is created using his interlock construction techniques, allowing the bowie to be disassembled for cleaning or maintenance if required.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days