Bowie with Elk Antler and Black Maple
Product Description for Bowie with Elk Antler and Black Maple
Maker: Bob Lay (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98213
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.85 in.
Total length: 12.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 14.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 24.0 oz.
Blade: CPM154 stainless steel hardened to Rc58-59
Bolster: Stainless steel fittings
Handle: Elk Antler with a black pakkawood spacer
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath with cordura storage pouch
Description: Bob Lay's Bowie knives are very hard to come by. He only makes 2-3 per year. When he does put his skill toward creating a Bowie, the results are exceptional, showing off designs that are well thought out and showing an amazing degree of craftsmanship.
The natural elk antler handle provides a sure, comfortable grip. A spacer formed from stabilized black maple pakkawood adds tremendous contrast. Alternating black fiber and stainless steel spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The stainless steel guard and butt cap create a perfect balance in the hand.
By mirror polishing the flats of the blade and satin finishing the grinds, Bob creates a knife with grind lines that are very dramatic. The blade is CPM154. This powdered metallurgical steel has a smaller grain structure allowing the blade to be keener and hold the edge longer. The blade has been tempered to 58-59 Rc for optimal edge retention.
Accompanied by certificate from the maker, leather sheath, and a cordura storage pouch.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days