Fighting Bowie

SKU
1712
Date Added:
04/21/05
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Overview
W.W. Cronk knives are a rare find as most existing pieces are in private collections. This Bowie style fighter is in excellent condition with a blade that measures 1 5/8 inches wide and has a thickening spine as it goes back from the tip to the hilt, where the spine at the ricasso is 3/8 inch thick. The micarta handle has finger grooves which wrap around the sides providing a firm grip.This is a superb knife.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Cronk, W. W.
Bill Cronk made knives from 1963 until his death in 1983 and is considered to be one of the pioneers of custom knifemaking. His early knives were hunter, skinner, Bowie, fighter and similar patterns. Later in his career he expanded his creations to include knives of more unusual and diverse designs. His early catalogs emphasized that his knives were entirely handmade and hand finished by him alone.Namesake of the prestigious "W.W. Cronk Award" which is awarded annually at the Knifemakers' Guild Show for the knife voted best of show.
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