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A. G. Russell Shopmade California Bowie

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Item #: SMR-773QAZ


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Green Box Elder Burl or Quilted Afzelia Lay

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

The 8-1/2" classic Bowie blade is 154CM at 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 on these two versions are Box Elder Burl that has been double dyed yellow and green.  Different parts of the burl take the dye differently resulting in this beautiful multi-color. The second is Quilted Afzelia Wood which is hard to find in large quantities. These two variations are very limited. Goldie selected each block of wood herself at the Blade® Show where she could examine each piece. The knives are made and there are fewer than a dozen of each. We are proud of this fine example of an American Bowie knife and think that you will be also. Handmade in our own shop here in Rogers, Arkansas and marked "A.G. Russell Shopmade®". The sheath is our own design and is handmade in the U.S.A. of first class American leather. Measures 13-1⁄4" overall. Weighs 10.6 oz.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Handle
    Quilted Afzelia Wood
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    10.6 oz.
  • Sheath
  • 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.

$ 395.00 Temporarily Unavailable