Bowie with Spalted Alder and Sheep Horn

Product Description for Bowie with Spalted Alder and Sheep Horn

Maker: Bob Lay (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99551
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.10 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 20.6 oz.
Blade: CPM154 stainless steel hardened to Rc59
Bolster: Stainless steel fittings
Handle: Stabilized spalted alder with a sheep horn spacer
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath with Cordura storage pouch
Description: Bob Lay's Bowie knives are very hard to come by. He only makes 2-3 per year. When he does put his skill toward creating a Bowie, the results are exceptional, showing off designs that are well thought out and showing an amazing degree of craftsmanship.
The stabilized spalted alder handle provides a sure, comfortable grip. Jet black spalting lines travel through the brown toned wood. A spacer formed from blond sheep horn adds contrast. Alternating black fiber and stainless steel spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The stainless steel guard and butt cap create a perfect balance in the hand.
By mirror polishing the flats of the blade and satin finishing the grinds, Bob creates a knife with grind lines that are very dramatic. The blade is premium CPM154 stainless steel. This powdered metallurgical steel has a smaller grain structure allowing the blade to be keener and hold the edge longer. The blade has been tempered to 59 Rc for optimal edge retention.
Accompanied by certificate from the maker, leather sheath, and a Cordura storage pouch.

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