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A.G. Russell Shopmade California Bowie Desert Ironwood

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Item #: SMR-773DI


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Desert Ironwood Handle – 154CM Blade Steel

Our Shopmade® California Bowie is a tribute to Ed Henry. In my opinion, Ed's finest knives were his early "English" style Bowies. The guards were so well fitted you could not tell if the knives were machined in one piece or were the world's finest solder job. We have tried to accomplish that same fit.

The 8-1⁄2" classic Bowie blade is 154CM heat-treated to 59-61 Rc. It measures 1-1⁄4" at its widest point. The hilt, of 420 stainless steel, is fitted as precisely as we can manage. The handle scales are spectacular Desert Ironwood from the Sonoran Desert, which we have stockpiled for the past twenty plus years. Measures 13-1⁄4" and weighs 1 lb.-1.6 oz. The sheath is our own design and is handmade in the U.S.A. of first class American leather. We are proud of this fine American Bowie Knife and think that you will be also. It will be limited by the number of large pieces of Ironwood we can locate. Handmade in our own shop here in Rogers, Arkansas and marked "A.G. Russell Shopmade®".


  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
    420 Stainless
  • Handle
    Desert Ironwood
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    12.0 oz
  • Sheath
    Brown Leather
  • Origin

A.G. Russell Shopmade

Our Shopmade® program makes maximum use of our assets. Our knowledge of who can do the best job of waterjet cutting, heat treat, wire electro-discharge machining, and rough grind all allows the greatest productivity from our rarest asset, the time of our expert knifemaker(s). When our shop has done the finish blade grind by hand, put the handles in place, shaped them and sharpened the blade and the knife has gone through our quality control, then we can be sure that you have the very best knife we can provide you for the money you are spending with us.

A.G. Russell Shopmade California Bowie Desert Ironwood - SMR-773DI - I like everything about it ! ! ! Changes: I switched the retaining strap to open the opposite direction, which was easy thanks to the design. Rating: 10/10
Ron J. San Bernardino , CA
Thank you A.G. Russell for promptly answering my question. All items I have purchased from the A.G. Russell Company in the past have always been as described, carefully packed, shipped promptly and arrived safely. For the most part, these have been working items for daily use. Fit and finish has always been exceptional. The A.G. Russell Shopmade Bowie I purchased fully met all of my expectations. A dazzlingly beautiful thing. It was purchased as a memorial gift to a good friend when his father passed away recently. I had the blade engraved with his father's birth and death dates. As always, this was a most satisfactory transaction with the A. G. Russell company. I will look forward to more suitable purchases from the A.G. Russell company in the future. Edward, B. Albany, GA
$ 395.00