San Mai Bowie with Blackwood

Product Description for San Mai Bowie with Blackwood

Maker: Shawn Ellis, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,300.00
Item num: 99292
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.10 in.
Total length: 15.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 13.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.8 oz.
Blade: San mai blade forged from 1095 carbon steel set between 416 stainless steel
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: African blackwood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath with alligator leather inlay
Description: Journeyman Smith Shawn Ellis lives in the Ozarks -- an area well known for hunting and fishing. After searching for a knife that would perform well -- holding a keen, long lasting edge -- Sean realized that he had to learn how to forge and create his own knives.
Shawn began this large clip point Bowie by hand forging the san mai blade. 1095 carbon steel is surrounded by 416 stainless steel. This not only creates a beautiful knife, but it also makes caring for it far easier. The darker blade edge has the performance brought by carbon steel, though the higher satin finished area of the blade is stainless steel. The dramatic undulating line moving across the blade shows the transition between the hard center core and softer sides.
The 416 stainless steel guard is hand satin finished and perfectly fit to both handle and blade. The handle is contoured from a single piece of African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon). The wood has tremendous figure. The handle is carved for a tremendous grip. You won't want to put this knife down!
The knife is accompanied by a leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!


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