San mai vest Bowie


San mai vest Bowie

The blade for this stainless carbon san mai vest Bowie is 6” long and 3/16” on the spine, it has a core of 80Cr V2 which has been laminated with Hitachi Shiro 2 and outer layers of 431 stainless. I've not used these steels in this combination before and I was really pleased how the carbon in the stainless has migrated into the Shiro 2 layers. The steel single branch hand guard has been cold blued and the handle is a lovely piece of stabilised Hawaiian Koa held with one stainless pin, the overall length of the knife is 11 1/8”. The double welted sheath has been dyed walnut, with a black patterned front panel with small domed pins surrounding an inlayed python skin panel. If you would like something similar please contact me for price and availability.


  • The blade is of a stainless carbon san mai construction with an 80CrV2 core, Hitachi white paper steel and 431 stainless steel outer layers
  • The handle is made from stabilised Hawaiian Koa
  • The sheath is a custom handmade design with a python skin inlaid front panel

Knife Type

  • Bowie