7-inch Bowie, S30V Steel and Brazilian Ironwood

It is my pleasure to show you one of the most beautiful knives that have come out of the shop. This 7-inch knife is inspired by such icons as the “ka-bar” Navy Mk. II, the Randall Model 1, and similar classic field knives.7 inch bowie handmade brazilian ironwood rag micarta front
The steel is CPM S30V, 1/4 inch thick. Behind the double brass guard is a collar of rag micarta (a rarity), and then comes a very unique piece of Brazilian Ironwood. Taken like a “plug” out of the tree, it begins with sapwood, and then the color, grain, and growth-rings form a steady progression toward the back of the handle. The angle of the grain complements the angle of the guard quite nicely.
The knife is light, at about 12 ounces, and fast in the hand. The balance point is at the guard.7 inch bowie field knife back
The sheath is made from 10-ounce leather, plenty substantial.  It is dyed with black walnut, and hot-packed with grease for water-repellance. It weighs 6 ounces empty, 18 ounces with the knife. Good protection for blade and wearer. This knife would be equally at home in a showcase, or on the belt in the field.



About christophersknifeblog

I am a knifemaker and dealer, and live a very diversified life in the mountains of central Idaho. I love nature, agriculture, and homesteading. My knifemaking motto and advertising slogan is, "Knives Built for the Bush." I intend them to be efficient, durable, comfortable, functional, graceful equipment for life's challenges and opportunities. My website is www.ctfischerknives.com. Please visit!
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