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A. G. Russell Shopmade California Bowie with African Wild Olive Scales

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Item #: SMR-773AWO


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Our Shopmade® California Bowie is a tribute to Ed Henry and his wonderful knives. In A.G.’s 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. With today’s technology, we are able to fit the hilt, of 420 stainless steel nearly as precisely as Ed fitted his by hand. The handle scales are African wild olive.. The California Bowie with this material is currently very limited.

 These are handmade in our own shop here in Rogers, Arkansas and marked "A.G. Russell Shopmade®". The sheath is our own design and is made of first class leather. Measures 13-1⁄4" overall. Weighs 12.5 oz.


  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Handle
    African Wild Olive
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    12.5 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