Camp Bowie

SKU
406999
Date Added:
06/23/20
# Available:
1
Price: $425.00 Sale Price: $299.00
Overview
This Camp bowie from John April features a hand rub satin finished clip point blade with swedge, .151" blade stock and 1.809" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle is comprised of a nickel silver guard with copper and black G-10 spacers and a desert ironwood burl grip. Comes with a hand tooled brown leather sheath and a zippered case. Excellent condition.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    6.625
  • Overall Length
    12
  • Weight (oz)
    9.9
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Has Sheath, Hidden Tang
  • Blade Material
    1095
  • Blade Details
    Clip Point
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Wood
ABOUT THE MAKER
April, John
My name is John April. I have been interested in and collected knives since I was a kid. My father always had a jackknife in his pocket, and somehow always found use for it, and I realized what a great tool it was. In my early 20's I would save up and buy higher quality factory production knives made by Benchmade and Blackjack. In 1991, I bought a Lansky sharpener and earned how to sharpen knives so they will shave hair. Over the years I could afford more expensive knives, I have collected 1800's antique knives, and the knives of some of the great 1970's custom makers. In 2004, I was walking through my woods, and I found a deer antler on the ground. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and decided I was going to make a knife with it. I took an old chef?s knife, drew a blade shape on it with a magic marker, and proceeded to cut out the shape with the $29 bench top grinding wheel I had bought to sharpen my lawn mower blades. I drilled holes, made my own copper rivets, pounded a slot through a sheet of brass with a screwdriver and hammer, cut it out and assembled it. It?s horribly made, looks terrible. However, I still have it, use it, and love it. At this moment, I am working on my 94th knife and still trying to get better every time and improve my quality, symmetry, looks and performance.
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