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A.G. Russell Shopmade Gold Field Bowie Norway Spruce Cone Handle Scales

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Item #: SMR-791NSC


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We have used the Norway Spruce cone embedded in a stable resin for handle scales on several knives, both fixed blades and folders. For our knives, this red copper color is the variation that has worked best. We have seen a few other companies using different colors including Buck who used the Spruce cone in black resin for the handle on their limited edition Conifer Dagger in 2016.

 About a year before he passed, A.G. reduced the size of the A.G. Russell California Bowie to a much smaller version that he called the Gold Field Bowie. His intent was to create a knife that was unobtrusive, would ride comfortably on the belt to be convenient for everyday use.
This version of the Bowie is based on the English-style Bowie knives D.E. (Ed) Henry made in the beginning of the 1960's. Ed Henry was the maker of the finest handmade "English" style Bowies. He made knives at a time when there was no computer-driven machinery to cut or grind, all the work was done by hand. No one surpassed the quality of his work. His 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. Utilizing modern processes, we have worked to accomplish that same fit with ours.

The 5-3⁄4"  blade is 154-CM at 59-61 Rc. With current technology, we were able to fit the stainless steel guard as well as the ones on Ed's knives. You cannot tell where the blade ends and guard begins. The handle scales are the seed cone from the Norway Spruce embedded in resin then sliced in two equal size slabs creating a "book matched" pair. The pattern created by the cone and the colors chosen creates a unique and interesting handle. Measures 9-1⁄4"  from tip to butt. Weighs 4.1 oz. The knife is produced in our shop in Rogers, Arkansas. Includes a handcrafted brown leather sheath.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Handle
    Norway Spruce Cone
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    4.1 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.

$ 245.00