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Sam Stoner Amish Coal Forged Bowie w/ Oosik & Tool Steel

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Sam Stoner (Outback Forge) Scottsville, KY Amish Handmade Traditional Large Bowie with Oosik (Fossilized Walrus Penile Bone) & and 5160 Tool Steel

A rarity among custom knifemakers Sam Stoner is of "Old Order Mennonite" religion (Swiss German and south German heritage who practice a lifestyle without some elements of modern technology, who dress plain and who have retained the old forms of worship, baptism and communion.)

Sam does not use any electricity or motors in his shop. All of his equipment is connected to pulleys and belts on a overhead drive shaft which is powered by two large draft horses walking on a treadmill. Instead of forging his blades in a gas furnace he uses a hand crank coal fired forge. (which provides for a more even and adjustable air flow).

Hard to imagine as most of us are inconvenienced by a couple of hours of no electricity, whereas he runs a complete knife shop without electric!  The results are truly remarkable and this piece is no exception. This is the most impressive piece to date from Sam.

This "Traditional Large Bowie" features a 10 1/4" Blade (9 1/8" cutting edge), made of forged 5160 Tool Steel, with Fossil Ossik Handles (Oosik is the Fossilized Penile Bone of the Walrus) and a Hammered Copper Finger Guard. Beautifully balanced piece feels like an extension of your arm.   Overall length is 15 1/2". The extra heavy duty leather sheath is also handmade and hand stiched . Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS.

Turn of the century styled, it will appeal to the reinactor, renaissance or rendezvous folks, or those who want a blade made the traditional true way, (coal forged), with the traditional look, while remaining fully functional.


Overall Length:15 1/2"
Blade Length:10 1/4"
Blade Material:5160 Tool Steel
Handle Material:Fossil Oosik
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Weight:17.1 oz.
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath