Blue North Sea Mammoth Bowie
Product Description for Blue North Sea Mammoth Bowie
Maker: Michael Andersson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2936
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.36 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.36 oz.
Blade: Composite Damascus blade forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Stacked guard created from textured pure silver and Damascus
Handle: Deep blue fossil mammoth ivory
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Swedish bladesmith Michael Andersson is a force to be reckoned with. Unlike many Nordic knifemakers, Michael believes very strongly in sole authorship, from forging the blade to shape, to creating the Damascus, to sewing the sheath. His style is immediately identifiable and is very dramatic.
The three bar composite mosaic Damascus blade is formed from a central twist pattern Damascus bar, surrounded by a firecracker pattern edge and spine. The firecracker edge is forged from Uddeholm 15N20 and 20C carbon steels for exceptional edge holding. Other Damascus throughout the knife utilizes mild steel and pure nickel in addition to 15N20 and 20C.
The exceptional blade leads into the Damascus guard. A textured sterling silver plate forms the front of the guard. Sterling silver pins are used throughout.
The fossil mammoth bark scales are exceptional and museum quality. Mammoth ivory with intense blue of this type is extremely rare. The predominant tones move from deep blues, to lighter tones with hints of cream. There is tremendous diversity to this exceptional ivory.
The full tang has been fileworked at the top. A long guard brings the weight back into the hand for a secure, reassuring hand-hold. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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