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Bowie w false edge Date of Construction: 2002-06

Blade Characteristics
   Steel Type: Damascus
   Composition  :  O1/L6/203E/WI
   Billet #  :  ?
   Number of Layers: ~500
   Pattern: Dolly Parton
   Etch: Medium
   Polish: 600-1200
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 7.75
      Max Thickness: 0.178
      Min Thickness: 0.084
Handle Characteristics
   Grip Material: Stag
   Grip Type : Guard & pommel
   Fittings Material: Mild Steel
   Fasteners: None
Dimension (inches)
      Length: 5.75
      Max Thickness: 1.07
      Min Thickness: 0.946
      Max Height: 1.138
      Min Height: 1.126
Heat Treatment
   Austenization & Quenching
      Heat Source: Oven
      Temperature (F): 1500
      Quench material: Oil
      Quench temperature (F): 140
      Temperature (F): 425
      Duration (hrs): 1
      Repetitions: 2

Full sheath provided

This is a random-pattern damascus blades with mild steel, hot blue guards. The pommel is a forged eagle head usable as a bottle opener (but watch your fingers!). It has an O1 tool steel strip welded onto the body as a cutting edge. The damascus steel used in these knives is composed approximately 500 layers of 01,L6, and 5160 tool steels, 203E mild steel and wrought iron with a total carbon content in excess of 70 points. The head-treatment consisted of a triple heat-cycle followed by a banite (molten salt at 475F) quench and tempering at 350F. The spines and ricassos have been flame-softened.

n/a  =  not applicable