Integral Damascus Bowie with Desert Ironwood
Product Description for Integral Damascus Bowie with Desert Ironwood
Maker: Adam DesRosiers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92191
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.50 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.29 in.
Item weight: 26.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 45.04 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar Turkish twist damascus hand forged from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Desert ironwood
Sheath: Leather sheath with rayskin insert
Description: Mastersmith Adam DesRosiers, alongside with his wife Haley, live off the grid in very remote rural Alaska. With no water or power available for 8 miles, aside from the sky, creek, or gas generator, these two truly live off of the land and create hand made pieces meant for serious use or collection!
The blade is simply striking! Adam forged the blade on this large bowie from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels. The Turkish twist pattern is stunning and is one of the most difficult patterns to properly produce. It requires combining many bars of carefully twisted damascus -- each with a perfectly matched degree of twist. Adam has clearly mastered the challenge. The nearly foot long clip point blade has a lengthy sharpened swedge, and is distal tapered. The blade melds into an integral bolster, and is followed by fileworked of grooves. Integral bolsters are something that are extremely hard to do in custom knives and Adam is a master of this technique as well.
Sculpted scales of desert ironwood form the handle. A swell in the palm area and a flare at the end results in a comfortable and safe grip in hand. Six stainless steel pins set the scales in place. The fit between scales and tang is exceptional!
This is a sizable yet well balanced, classy knife, truly intended for hard use. It is sure to be a shining star in any collection. It is accompanied by a very nice hand sewn brown leather sheath with a black ray skin inlay.
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