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A.G. Russell Shopmade California Bowie with Buckeye Burl

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Item #: SMR-773BEB


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I designed our California Bowie as a tribute to Ed Henry. Ed was a close friend of mine in those early years of this adventure called the knife industry. 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 if you were looking at the world's finest solder job. We have tried to accomplish that same fit. We developed this knife in 2010 and have offered it with highly figured Desert Ironwood and exotic Leopardwood, which have been very popular. Goldie recently found enough of this beautiful California Buckeye Burl for these large handles, but quantity will be limited.

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, is fitted as precisely as we can manage. The knife measures 13-1/4" overall and weighs 10.6 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 example of an American Bowie Knife and think that you will be also. Handmade in our shop here in Rogers, Arkansas and marked "A.G. Russell Shopmade®".


  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
    154 CM
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Handle
    Buckeye Burl
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    10.6 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.

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

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