Elephant Ivory Bowie

SKU
779
Date Added:
03/01/04
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Price: $899.00
Overview
Joe Kious made this beautiful Bowie in the mid to late 1970's. It is is a nearly exact reproduction of one of the famous Bowie knives in Bill Williamson's book on Bowies. The elaborate engraving on the Nickel Silver sub-hilt and pommel was commissioned by the original buyer, but unfortunately the engraver's name is not available. This Bowie has been well maintained and shows only handling marks and a few very minor scratches. Blade Steel: 440C
ABOUT THE MAKER
Kious, Joe
Veteran knifemaker Joe Kious, popularizer of the “Pocket Locket” style of high-end art folder and long-time Knifemakers’ Guild member, passed away in 2014. A resident of Kerrville, Texas, Kious was a full-time knifemaker who sold his first knife in 1969. He specialized in investment-quality interframes and bolstered folders, some bringing up to as high as $10,000 or more. However, it is his Pocket-Locket models for which he may be best remembered. Featuring elaborate engraving, the folding knives include a small compartment in the handle with a sliding panel that slides back to reveal another engraved scene inside. “Joe was a staunch supporter of the Knifemakers’ Guild and believed in handmade knives,” said knifemaker and fellow Guild member Edmund Davidson. “Joe had a wonderful personality, was very easy to speak with and would tell you anything you wanted to know. He held nothing back and had no secrets. His knives reflected a great deal of thought, craftsmanship and artistry. He was a true master and genuine person. He will be sorely missed. When we lose a man of his caliber, we are all diminished.”
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