Product Description for Feather Bowie
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88515
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.80 in.
Total length: 13.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Item weight: 10.50 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Ws pattern damascus S-guard
Handle: Sambar stag
Description: I was very pleased when Mastersmith Bill Burke introduced me to Bruce Barnett. For several weeks, Bill had brought up this Australian visiting knifemaker as a potential new maker for BladeGallery. When I saw Bruce's attention to detail, skill, and artistic eye, I immediately thanked Bill. It was with great pleasure that I watched Bruce complete the performance test on his way to becoming a journeyman smith.
This sole authorship bowie shows his work at its best. The long, slender blade was forged to shape from his own feather pattern damascus. 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels were combined into a complex central quill and radiating barbs. The damascus is high contrast and immediately captivating.
The damascus S-guard and pommel surround a sambar stag column handle. The S-guard features a Ws pattern damascus. The pommel is an upset twist pattern. Both were forged by Bruce from carbon steels. The stag has nice texture to assure a secure, comfortable grip. Exceptional work throughout!
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