Timothy Potier, M.S. Large Stag Bowie, Leather Sheath (SOLD)
From the ABS website..."My first knife was made in 1981 in an attempt to replicate a knife a forester had used every day in the woods. I began working as a full time forester with the Louisiana Forestry Commission in 1974 and continue to this day, 35 years later. During a land owners inspection of his property he noticed my knife and informed me of a neighbor who also made knives. We visited his shop and “Vois La”, the style knives were the same as the forester’s knife that I tried to replicate. He was Pete Hamilton’s son who worked as foreman of the forge for Randall Knives in Orlando, Florida. During a land owners inspection of his property he noticed my knife and informed me of a neighbor who also made knives. We visited his shop and “Vois La”, the style knives were the same as the forester’s knife that I tried to replicate. He was Pete Hamilton’s son who worked as foreman of the forge for Randall Knives in Orlando, Florida.
We worked together making 25 to 30 knives. I bought his equipment and struck out on my own grinding approximately 200 knives, each sharing a semblance of a Randall style.
I began reading about the American Bladesmith Society whose knives would cut a one inch rope, cut 2x4’s and still remain razor sharp, and bend 90 degrees without breaking. Could this be true? I had to find out!
I attended a one week course taught by Master Smith Jerry Fisk at the Texarkana School of Bladesmithing in Arkansas in 1981. I received my Journeyman Smith Rating in 1992. I received my Master Smith rating in 1994.
This past year 2008, I received the privilege to instruct students on the skills and techniques in producing the same style knives that I once only read about."
This large Timothy Potier Bowie knife features an 11.5" carbon steel hand-rubbed, satin finished blade, with a beautiful dark solid (no seam) stag handle. At the base of the handle Tim has done his signature checkered nickel silver butt plate. It also has a file-worked nickel silver guard, and a fluted nickel silver spacer. This knife is one of Tim's earlier builds, but was just received back from Tim after a visit to Tim's shop and a thorough clean-up / spa treatment. It is now in "as new" condition. It is nicely weighted and balanced, and feels great in-hand. It weighs 1 pound 8.7 ounces. It is stamped with the number "281" on the underside of the ricasso. Included with the knife is a leather sheath with frog button and keep strap, made by Tim. The sheath is stamped "Potier" on the strap, and "Potier M.S." on the top back side.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent, As New Condition
Never used, carried, or sharpened
- Overall length: 16 1/4"
- Blade length: 11 1/2"
- Handle length: 4 3/4"