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Sam Stoner Amish Made Coppered DAMASCUS Bowie w/ Snakewood

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Sam Stoner Amish Made Vest Bowie/Skinner with Exotic Snakewood Handles and Coppered Damascus Blade with Copper Finger Guard  

 A rarity among custom knifemakers in that he is "Old Order Mennonite" ( 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 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).

Most of us are inconvenienced by a couple of hours of no electricity whereas it is hard to imagine running a complete knife shop without electric! or cell phone.

This "Vest Bowie/Skinner" features a 7 1/2" (6 3/4" sharpened edge), Hand Forged Wrought Iron Coppered Damascus Blade with Exotic Snakewood Handles. Damascus Blade has Copper content in addition to 15n20 and 1084 Tool Steel. Unique Damascus pattern/Copper color along with a "Hamon" Line=(Temper Line which is a lighter/darker shade created on the blade by the hardening process). (Note: Some silver marks that show on the blade is from the way the blade was etched and is not a defect or flaw). Copper finger guard adds the finishing touch to a gorgeous yet highly functional piece. 

Includes an Amish made leather sheath. Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS. Overall length is 12". The perfect piece for those who want a blade made the traditional true way (coal forged), and are looking for a no nonsense, handmade, razor sharp skinner that is naturally beautiful yet highly functional. Sam is a member of the ABS; (American Bladesmith Society), and his blades are in high demand. Weighs 8.4oz without the sheath. Just arrived from Sam's forge. 

Overall Length:12"
Blade Length:7 1/2"
Blade Material:Coal Forged Coppered Damascus
Handle Material:Snakewood
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath