San Antonio Bowie
This is the original version of the San Antonio Bowie that I make. It's based on the Bill Bagwell Hell's Belle Bowie. The blade for this knife is made from W-1 high carbon tool steel, it's 258mm - 10 1/8" long, it is 5.5mm thick on the spine and the blade flats have a brushed satin finish. The overall length of the knife is 390mm - 15 5/16" and the clip has been sharpened. There are three coined nickel silver spacers and the forward curving double branch hand guard is made from EN-45 medium carbon spring steel which has been blackened with Caswell steel-ox. The centre bolster is made from carbon steel with a filed groove and has had the same Caswell steel-ox applied. The handle is made from a lovely piece of natural Australian Gidgee which is held by one stainless pin.
The sheath is a double welted style dyed black with one Sam brown stud and a static line lanyard to retain the sheath to your belt should it come loose when the knife is drawn.
- The blade for this knife is made from W-1 high carbon tool steel
- The handle material for this knife is a beautiful piece of Australian ringed Gidgee