Cowboy Bowie with Damascus and Buffalo Horn
Product Description for Cowboy Bowie with Damascus and Buffalo Horn
Maker: Daniel Winkler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98250
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.70 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 12.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 20.8 oz.
Blade: Random pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Damascus fittings
Handle: Buffalo horn set between hand fileworked bone spacers
Sheath: Karen Shook Cowboy style leather sheath with leather fringe, tine cones, horsehair, trade beads, and woven horsehair decoration
Description: Daniel Winkler and Karen Shook work together to create knives that have a timeless beauty that will quickly become family heirlooms. Daniel Winkler became a full time bladesmith in 1988. His inspiration continues to come from frontier America - a time when the equipment a person carried meant sustenance and survival. He strives to be innovative, while maintaining a recognizable style. His goal is to make tools of uncompromising quality that will last a lifetime and survive as heirlooms for future generations. Winkler had the honor of producing knives and axes for use by principal actors in the epic motion picture Last of the Mohicans.
Daniel's Bowies have always been hard to find. Over the last several years, Mastersmith Daniel Winkler has focused his attention on his Winkler II line of knives. This is a hand forged knife by Mastersmith Daniel Winkler. It was made around 2003 and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, Daniel could have made it yesterday (or 200 years ago!).
This large Cowboy Style Bowie was forged from Daniel's own random pattern damascus and has an antiqued finish. The high contrast damascus is nicely complement by a fully fileworked spine.
The Oval guard, ferrule, and pommel are each formed from Winkler's damascus. The buffalo horn handle is surrounded by hand fileworked bone spacers. Thinner nickel silver spacers surround the sections of bone.
This knife is accompanied by a sheath by Karen Shook. She has combined deer hide and rawhide for a true period feel. Leather fringe and tassels are decorated with trade beads, tin cones, and horsehair. A central disc floats below a window from created from hand woven, dyed horse hair. The sheath, like the knife is a true work of art.
Exceptional work throughout!
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