Steve Dunn M.S. Large Desert Ironwood Bowie Knife
Steve Dunn began making knives as a hobby in 1988 and in 1990 enrolled in the basic forging class at the ABS school in Washington, Arkansas, where he started forging his own Damascus. By 1994 he had reached the level of Master Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society, and began teaching at the ABS knife-making school. In 2003 he was selected to serve on the ABS Board of Directors. And in June 2019 Steve became the President of the ABS. All of Steve's knives are sole authorship. In fact, Steve even does his own engraving. In April 2002, he attended a basic engraving class at the GRS Engraving School in Emporia, Kansas, and is now an instructor at the GRS Engraving School. Steve is at the top of his game. His knives are highly sought after by collectors. And it doesn't hurt that he is a real gentleman and very easy guy to talk to.
The blade of this gorgeous Bowie knife was forged from 52100 carbon steel. The top edge of the blade has not been sharpened. The tang is hidden in a solid piece of rich, dark Desert Ironwood, held by two stainless pins. The double guard is nickel silver. Steve stamps "DUNN" on one side of the ricasso, and "M.S." on the other side. This knife is previously owned (by me) and is in excellent condition. I purchased this directly from Steve several years ago, and it has resided in my safe since. There is no sheath. Comes in a padded, zippered case.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent.
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall length: 15 1/2"
- Blade length: 10"
- Handle length: 5 1/2"