The D-Guard Bowie – The blade for this Bowie is from 1080 steel, it's 306mm long, 45mm wide, 6mm thick on the spine. The blade was coated with clay and differentially hardened, the front portion of the D Guard has a clam shell filed into the top with vine file work along it's edges. It has been gun blued with the side relief polished. There are three coined nickel silver spacers, the handle bolster has tram lines cut into it's surface, it has been gun blued with the surface edges again polished back. The handle is a beautiful piece of Sambar stag tine which I dyed with potassium permanganate and sealed with Danish oil. The butt cap forms the rear portion of the D-Guard. It's filed to match the flutes on the antler, has vine file work on it's edges and has been finished to match the front section. The overall length of this knife including the pommel nut is 453mm - 17⅞ The sheath for this knife is a Mexican belt loop style. The back section has a crocodile skin print embossed onto it's surface and is dyed walnut brown. The sheath is dyed walnut with a black front panel inlayed with python skin. The front loop is laced with a leather thong, has 6 x 2mm studs, a brass conch and is finished with beads and horse hair filled brass cones. If you would like something similar please contact me for price and availability.
- The blade for this Bowie is made from 1080 high carbon tool steel, it's 306mm long, 45mm wide, 6mm thick on the spine and sports a clay quenched Hamon
- The two part D-guard is gun blued with vine file work along both edges
- The handle is a beautiful Sambar stag tine
- The knife comes with a handmade custom Mexican belt loop sheath