Forged Hunter Carbon Steel Bowie Knife
Size and Measurements
Overall Length = 18″
Blade Length = 12.5″
Handle Length = 5.5″
Blade Thickness = 5.0mm
Carbon steel is a high-carbon, high-chromium, air-hardening tool steel that is characterized by a relatively high attainable hardness and numerous, large, chromium-rich alloy carbides in the steel.
Carbon steel provides an effective combination of wear resistance and toughness. Carbon steel holds an edge very well. When needed, use a Diamond Wet Stone or better to re-sharpen the blade at 20 degrees.
When done using the knife, wash it is soap and water, dry completely, coat in gun oil, and store away from the sheath. Leather pulls moisture out of the air and can rust the blade if stored improperly.
The knife comes with a high-quality Cowhide Leather Sheath like the one in the photos. If there is an attached loop on the sheath, it is for a fire starter or sharpening rod (not included).
Perfect for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boy scouts, the outdoors, kayaking, boating, backpacking, canoeing, or anything for the outdoors!
If the sheath has a pocket on the front it is for small objects. If the sheath has attached straps they are for concealed and horizontal carry options.
Each knife will be 100% unique and may have some characteristics that make them unique.
DAMASCUS CARE TIPS
Keep Damascus clean and free of moisture. Damascus blades will require more attention, since the higher carbon metals that help create the pattern present a higher risk of corrosion.
We recommend cleaning the blade after it has come into contact with moisture and especially acidic materials like apples, steak, or fingers.
Spot clean rust. If your knife is in a humid environment, it will rust. The best way to quickly address rust is to spot clean your blade with Soft Scrub and a q-tip when you first see it appear.
If you can see pitting on the blade, it is especially important to keep those spots clean so that more material is not removed.
Protect the Pattern.
Apply a small amount of WD-40 or a quality oil when the blade is completely dry to help protect against fading and moisture. Our Damascus is chemically bonded with stainless steel and several different softer metals, so there is no need to worry about chipping or flaking, but the pattern may still wear over time from regular use.
Maintain the Edge.
Damascus will maintain its edge for quite a while, but it will dull faster than our standard S35VN blade. We recommend maintaining the edge with the Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker.