A.G. Russell California Bowie with Buckeye Burl
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®".