Sapphires and Rubies Damascus Bowie
Product Description for Sapphires and Rubies Damascus Bowie
Maker: Rick Dunkerley, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3643
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 14.32 oz.
Blade: Heat blued laddered Ws pattern Damascus steel forged by Rick from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Heat colored 280 layer ladder pattern Damascus oval guard with 24kt gold inlaid stripes and two rubies and one sapphire inset in 18kt gold on each side
Handle: Fossil walrus ivory with 18kt gold pins -- all set on a Damascus frame
Description: It is tremendously rare to find a fixed blade knife by Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley. Every so often, however, the inspiration hits and the result is beyond compare.
The long Damascus blade is was forged to shape by Rick using a laddered Ws pattern. The oval guard is also forged from Damascus. Both have been heat blued for a tremendous impact. The guard has been inlaid with 24kt gold as well as sapphire and ruby gemstones set in 18kt gold. The spine has along false edge and has been fileworked on the back half.
The handle scales are formed from fossil walrus ivory. They are predominantly cream tones with rivers of caramel. These site on a fileworked Damascus frame. The frame has also been inlaid with 24kt gold stripes that separate rubies and sapphires. Include the guard, a total of eight rubies and six sapphires have been set in 18kt gold bezels.
As you would expect, exceptional fit and finish throughout. A knife that has to be held!
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