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Clay-Hardened Frontier Bowie Knife For Sale

Sold: $1000

A massive yet graceful clip-point Bowie, ground from 50100 steel and clay-hardened to produce a bold hamon. The blade was hand ground from 5/16" bar, draw-filed, rubbed to 1000 grit and then gently acid-etched to reveal the hamon. A bold and complex file pattern decorates the thick spine. The clip point has a long false edge.

The hidden tang elk crown-antler grip is set into a fire-colored copper ferrule, and secured with a copper pin. The antler is very old, polished smooth, with a beautiful golden patina. The guard is sawn from 1/4" solid copper, with intricate filing,with a matching heat-colored patina. 

The beautiful heavy-weight vegetable-tanned leather sheath is hand-stitched, wrapped in oiled elk buckskin with integral fringes. The sheath has a hand-loomed glass-bead band of blues, greens and copper at the throat, and a wood-beaded elk antler "button".

The heavy blade is 10.5 ” long, 5/16” thick, and 1.5” wide. The antler grip is 6” long. Overall length of the knife is 17".

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    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect
    Tucson, Arizona
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