CK004 | Dunn, Steve (MS) | Mosaic Bowie
Blade Length - 9"
Overall Length - 13 3/4"
Blade Thickness - .210"
Blade Steel - Explosion Pattern Mosaic Damascus Forged from Carbon Steels
Handle Material - Amber Stag
Bolster / Guard Material - 416 Stainless Steel (Hand Engraved)
Blade Finish - Polished / Etched
Weight - 10.4 oz.
Sheath - Drop Loop Sheath by Paul Long, 100% Warthog with Ostrich Leg Chevron Overlay, Right Hand / Vertical, Fully Lined, Made in 2017
Comments - Mastersmith Steve Dunn is known nearly as well as an engraver as he is a bladesmith... and that says a lot. Steve, who teaches classes in engraving at the GRS school, has taught more knifemakers the intricate skills of engraving than anyone I know. This is an exceptional bowie by Mastersmith Steve Dunn. The mosaic damascus blade was forged from carbon steels for a keen, long lasting edge. A distal taper results in optimal balance and brings weight toward the center of the knife. The 416 stainless steel guard has been meticulously, deeply engraved in western scroll, and nicely complements the explosion pattern damascus. The ricasso on the left side features Steve's mark, inlaid in 24k gold. The right ricasso features his mastersmith mark, "M.S." - also inlaid in 24k gold. Mortised construction of the handle is a very difficult and labor intensive procedure, requiring tremendous skill, however it results in a handle that will last generations. The stag is secured by domed pins providing a sure, comfortable grip. Excellent fit and finish throughout.