Scott Slobodian, Swordsmith, "The Japanese Bowie" (SOLD)
Scott calls this knife "The Japanese Bowie", a blend of East meets West. The blade was forged from 1050 steel with a well-defined and beautiful hamon (and slightly tapered tang), has a Maple Burl wood handle with six (6) mosaic pins, and Sterling Silver fittings. If Scott were to make this knife today, it would cost approximately $1800. This knife was acquired from the original owner. It was made in 2001. It has never been used or sharpened. Over time, the guard has developed a patina, and the blade has a couple of tiny carbon pepper marks. I am confident that the patina would polish up nicely with a little Simichrome (or similar product), and the blade could be buffed. The blade also features a Spanish Notch at the base near the ricasso. The top edge is not sharpened. This knife does not come with a sheath. It will come with a padded zippered case. Includes the original Certificate of Purchase.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent, Unused
- Overall length: 15 7/8"
- Blade length: 11"