Maker: David Banks, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 4039
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Total length: 14.75 in.
Blade width: 1.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.20 in.
Item weight: 11.44 oz.
Blade: Damascus steel forged to shape from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver oval guard
Description: Journeyman Smith David Banks is a long time friend of Audra Draper. Starting making knives in 1993, he apprenticed under Mastersmith Ed Fowler with Mastersmith Audra Draper (then an apprentice). In fact, he recalled a story to me of when he was working in Ed Fowler's show and Audra came in for the first time. He assisted her in a jewelry project, which eventually got her interested in knifemaking.
This large Bowie features a 10 inch blade that was forged to shape from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. By using these steels, David has assured that the blade will have long edge holding. A differential heat treatment assures that the knife will have a soft, durable spine whereas the edge will be extremely hard. The handle has been sculpted from cocobolo and has a nice warm tone. The blade has been distal tapered, resulting in an optimal balance in the hand. Excellent work throughout!
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