Product Description for Spider Bowie
Maker: Michael Andersson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85221
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 15.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 18.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 22 oz.
Blade: Five bar composite mosaic Damascus blade
Bolster: Oval Damascus guard
Handle: Blue toned North Sea fossil mammoth ivory
Sheath: Leather-wrapped wooden 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. Micke is one of the few Swedish makers to make such large, impressive Bowies.
The massive five bar composite mosaic Damascus blade is formed from a central Spider Web pattern mosaic Damascus billet with a Spider tile set at the center. The is surrounded by opposing twist patterns and finally Explosion pattern edge and spine bars. The Firecracker pattern 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 large Damascus guard.
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. A large Damascus ferrule continues the spider theme. The handle is completed with a Spider Web pattern pommel. The tang has been surrounded by stabilized and dyed masur birch. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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