This Bowie is a collaborative work by 4 Arkansas ABS Master Smiths. David Anders forged and polished the "S" guard and ferrule; Jerome Anders made the handle and did the AKA 2005 etching on the ricasso; John Fitch ground the blade and did the heat treating; and, Jim Walker forged the blade. In applying their skills these Master Smiths created the final piece for the 2005 Arkansas Knifemakers Association. The blade is stamped with the first initial and last name of each of these men. This is truly a one-of-a-kind knife, in part as it was made for the Arkansas Knifemakers Association for 2005, and in larger part as it incorporates the talents of four great Master Smiths. Blade is 3/16 inch thick at spine; 1 5/8 inch wide; top edge sharpened approximately 4 inches from tip; hidden tang construction; fancy "S" style guard.