Gent's Folder with Ancient Walrus Bone and Damascus

Product Description for Gent's Folder with Ancient Walrus Bone and Damascus

Maker: Billy Bob Sowell, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $850.00
Item num: 99889
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged laddered damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Matching damascus
Handle: Ancient walrus cheek bone
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Billy Bob Sowell of Iron Horse Forge, earned his master smith stamp in 2009 and currently lives in Boise, ID. 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. Rick's influence is clearly visible in this elegant Persian-inspired folder. 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. Lately, he's been spending a lot of time in Mastersmith Bill Burke's shop.
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 folder features an upswept, recurve blade forged from Mastersmith Sowell's own ladder pattern damascus. The blade has silky-smooth action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened single handed using the faceted ruby thumb stud.
Ancient walrus cheek bone scales are dovetailed to damascus bolsters for a perfect fit. The ancient bone scales are set on textured and heat blued 15N20 carbon steel liners. The liners surround a hand fileworked damascus backbar. Screws throughout are heat colored and hand fileworked.
Exceptional work throughout!


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