WTCA002 | David Broadwell | "Ursa Major" Subhilt | #2
We are justifiably proud to offer ten pieces of our second Custom Alliance knife; the David Broadwell handcrafted "Ursa Major" Subhilt Fighter. The "Ursa Major", Latin for "Big Bear" pays homage to one of the greatest knife designs of all time, the Loveless Big Bear Subhilt fighters-knives designed for hard battle that integrate a second guard or "subhilt" to act as a leverage point for the index finger during or after a committed thrust. Well made Subhilt fighter's are always special knives-only a select few makers can properly execute the pattern and we have found none that do it with as much style and perfection as Mr. Broadwell.
David Broadwell is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost designers and makers of exquisite handmade knives and bespoke pens. David's knives exhibit bold contours, crisp hand-rubbed satin finishes and modern, flowing style that pays homage to past makers with uniqueness that screams "Broadwell". David crafts each of his knives in the stock removal fashion, shaping his sleek, heirloom quality pieces from blank steel canvases and rough hewn blocks of wood. His knives have been described by many as "organic" and "timeless"-we think they are simply breathtaking and a perfect complement to your Wilson Combat® custom pistol.
The "Ursa Major's" 8" blade is precisely double ground from ¼" thick CPM-154 stainless steel, one of the finest stainless alloys available for knives. CPM-154 is manufactured with powdered metallurgy technology making it cleaner and tougher than many other steels in its class and remarkably rust resistant without sacrificing edge-holding ability. The "Ursa Major" is precisely double ground and sharpened-ensuring that this knife has unmatched piercing performance for a large blade. Even though the "Ursa Major" has a hidden, full tang for strength, it weighs in at a lively eleven ounces. The sculpted and contoured two-piece handle is crafted of the finest premium Amboyna burl, a rare and luxurious Asian hardwood that offers a beautiful and varied spectrum of colors from yellow to deep red and excellent toughness suitable for a presentation combat knife. We have negotiated a quantity of ten "Ursa Major" presentation subhilt fighters for our customers in 2010. All will come with a Maxpedition padded case, suitable to protect your investment.
Steel - CPM-154
Blade Length - 8"
Blade Thickness - .250"
Handle Length - 5"
Overall Length - 13"
Weight - 10.4 oz.
S/N - PROTO
Original Price - $1,295.00
Limited to 10 serial numbered pieces.