Blackwood and Zircote Bowie
Product Description for Blackwood and Zircote Bowie
Maker: Mark Banfield (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85758
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Item weight: 29.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 21 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1080 carbon steel with a bold clay temper line (hamon)
Bolster: Textured brass
Handle: African blackwood and zircote wood with buffalo horn and brass spacers
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled leather sheath
Description: Canadian bladesmith Mark Banfield has created an exceptional, hand forged, one-of-a-kind Bowie!
The blade was forged from 1080 carbon steel and was heat treated using a traditional Japanese technique whereby the spine is coated in clay, resulting in a soft, supportive spine with an ultra-hard edge. The resulting gently undulating heat treatment line is called a hamon. A 400 grit hand satin finish lends tremendous refinement. The top clip is brought to a thin false edge that could be easily sharpened.
Both the pommel and guard were carved from brass and have been appealingly textured.
The handle incorporates zirocote and African blackwood. A central buffalo horn spacer is surrounded by thin brass spacers, nicely highlighting the brass used for the guard and pommel. The handle has been carved for a perfect feel in the hand. Exceptional work throughout with an exceptional fit and finish.
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