Hamon Bowie with Curly Koa
Product Description for Hamon Bowie with Curly Koa
Maker: John Doyle (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95196
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 13.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged W2 carbon steel with a traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Damascus fittings with fileworked copper spacers
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized curly koa
Sheath: Hand tooled pouch style leather sheath
Description: John Doyle makes an amazing Bowie. The proportions, design, and implementation are all top notch.
The blade 8-1/2 inch blade was forged to shape from W2 carbon steel. A traditional Japanese clay zone heat treatment lends tremendous interest. A differential heat treatment line (called a hamon), shows the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the hard steel required for the keen, long lasting edge. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality to the knife.
The handle is formed from a particularly beautiful piece of wood -- the presentation grade koa has a very tight curl and shows off chatoyancy -- the appearance of the pattern changing as the handle is turned in the light. John used stabilized wood to ensure it will hold up well across time. The handle swells as it moves away from the bolster, moves into a slimmer waist, and swells again as it reaches the butt. It is a handle you won't want to put down.
The guard and ferrule are both formed from Doyle's own damascus. It combines 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels in a high contrast accent. Two thin spacer formed from copper bring in warm tones.
This bowie is accompanied by a hand tooled, hand stitched, custom leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!
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