Damascus Bowie with Mammoth Ivory
Product Description for Damascus Bowie with Mammoth Ivory
Maker: Dakota Owen (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95853
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Damascus - hand forged from 1084, W2, 15N20 and 203E carbon steels
Bolster: Matching damascus fittings
Handle: Premium ancient mammoth ivory bark
Description: Bladesmith Dakota Owen is following in his father Chris Owen's footsteps. Dakota has been making knives, sharing his father's forge since he was 12 years old. He took up the hobby originally to spend time with his father doing something they both enjoy, but Dakota (who is now 21 years old and working as a machinist when not making knives) is clearly a promising maker in his own right.
This Bowie Knife is everything that a Bowie should be. The long blade has just the right amount of heft -- perfectly balanced for a swinging chop. A long swedge lightens the tip and is brought just shy of a sharpened edge. By combining W2, 15N20, 1084 and 203E carbon steels, Dakota ensures both optimal contrast and extreme edge holding. The high contrast pattern shows exceptional control and skill at the forge.
The handle is formed from ancient mammoth ivory bark. The ivory is from the very outer section of the ancient tusk and combines cream, chocolate, and caramel tones. The guard and ferrule are formed from Ws pattern damascus. A black and red spacer provides a beautiful contrast and assists the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
Exceptional work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days