|This knife is definitely a ONE OF A KIND. The blade was made using 4 different steels, 1080 and 15n20 in bar stock and 4800A and 1084 in powdered steel. The blade was made with the start of just one star and then through several forge welding the stars multiplied, once the star bar was developed then the cutting edge steel was made ( a maniplulated W pattern) and forge welded to it. The guard and spacer were formed from a piece of Twist damascus and the eschutchions were made from even a different mosaic star damascus.
The Over all length is 16 inches with a blade length of 10 5/8", the handle is a wonderful piece of African Blackwood , despite its size this bowie has great balance and feels very comfortable in the hand.