**Picture Shown is a Premium model + Please Contact Before Purchase + If you want what's shown the Knife will not be 100% identical**
This is a 100% hand crafted blade made in the US. From forge to handle fittings everything has been done by me. The wood is personally picked from my local supplier for the best cuts and my 5160 Steel is personally pulled from vehicles to ensure the best quality springs to work with.
My Chinook Bowie is a personal favorite. It's a classic look with a modern and more ergonomic handle design. A The Brute De Forge finish gives the blade an aggressive yet rustic look that might befit someone of the 18-19th Century. It comes it two price brackets Premium and Basic. Don't let the names fool you because both models are equally and tirelessly made by me and nothing leaves my shop that I'm not whiling to have my name on.
Premium - Full False or Real Top Edge, Handle Liners, Multiple Handle Materials with Angled or Straight cuts. Burls and exotic woods included in price.
Basic - No False/Real Top Edge, No Liners, Single Handle Material. $20 for Burls and Exotic Woods. **Please Contact Before Purchase**
Specifications in approximation: Overall Length - 11.5in. Blade Length - 6in. Handle Length - 4.5in Blade Thickness - 2/8in. to 1./4in. Weight - 11.oz Steel - 5160 High Carbon Steel or D2 High Carbon/Stainless False/Real Top Edge- Your Choice Handle Scales - Your Choice Liners - Your Choice Pins- Your Choice Hardware - Your Choice Finish - Brute De Forge Sheath - Kydex
- Custom Options -
If you want anything different than what is shown in the photos or listed just ask and I can accommodate. But please PM me prior because your costs may vary. Once we've chosen everything you want I'll make a special listing for you if the price changes.
You really have allot of wiggle room. You can mix up handle material or keep it basic with one wood type. Same goes for pin placement. If you'd rather have 3 large pins or come up with your own idea I'll work with you.
Handle Material Options - Bocote, Desert Ironwood, Ebony, Figured/Flame Maple, Figured Maple, Lace Wood, Padauk, Purpleheart, Quarter. Sawn White Oak, Walnut, Wenge, Zebra Wood and more!
- Burl: Maple Aqua Marine, Brown, Orange *Please contact if you'd like burl prior to purchase".
Finish Options - Brute De Forge, Ground Clean.
SHEATH - This blade comes with a standard Kydex sheath. The belt clip on the sheath can be mounted on either side of the sheath and accepts belts that are 1.75 inches and smaller. The top two fasteners on the sheath can be adjusted to control how much 'pop' or friction there is when the blade is drawn.
NOTE: This blade is made out of is high carbon steel, which means the blade needs to be maintained in order to prevent rust (the patina on the blade does help with corrosion, but does not prevent it). Usually, a quick wipe of oil and its good to go for a while. Also, Kydex sheaths (more specifically the grit that gets inside them) will eventually scratch the finish on the blade. Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do to prevent this. However, I have done everything I can to reduce this effect as much as possible. The sheath has a drain on it, so rinsing it out every once in a while is advised.
Beautiful knife and great communication! Ryan listened to my ideas and executed them perfectly. Really excellent fit and finish and wonderful craftsmanship. I can’t wait to get more of his knives!