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Musso Style Brass Back Bowie

by Wiman, Art

SKU 1092040

Date Added 05/03/2024

# Available 1

Price $2,795.00


This Musso style Brass Back Bowie by Art Wiman features a mirror polished clip point blade with sharpened top edge, large fuller on one side, and a brass parry guard on blade spine, .320" blade stock, 2.857" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a brass S-guard and butt with black grip with a brass escutcheon. Comes with a black leather sheath. Has scratches, small dings, patina, has been resharpened, otherwise good condition.

Note from the consigner:

I bought several knives directly from Art Wiman, and like many other makers he did not always brand his blades, especially in the early years. After the formation of the Kiifemakers Guild in 1970 of which Art was an early member he started branding his blades in script. So did one of his students, Jimmy Lile. I do not know the exact year Art started branding his knives with a stamp. However, he often did not stamp his blades even then. He also frequently double stamped his blades and in fact you have listed a folder of mine by Art that was double stamped. I traveled across Arkansas many times and very often stopping by to buy a knife from him. I have some of his knives that were made in the early 70s.

Product Details

Blade Length 13.75

Overall Length 19.5

Weight (oz) 44.4

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Hidden Tang

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic

About the Maker

Wiman, Art

Art Wiman was a well-respected bladesmith from Plumerville, Arkansas. He made both fixed blade knives and folding knives. He was one of the early members of the Knifemaker’s Guild. Art Wiman also had a significant influence on other knifemakers, as he taught and helped start quite a few individuals in knife making, including Jimmy Lile. Unfortunately, Mr. Wiman passed away in October of 1999. Arkansas has a rich history in knifemaking, with 12% of the 120 internationally recognized master bladesmiths from or practicing in the state. The state’s contribution to the art of bladesmithing is significant, with the creation of the Arkansas toothpick and the Bowie knife, and the formation of both the Knifemakers’ Guild and the American Bladesmith Society. Art Wiman was a part of this vibrant community and contributed to its growth and reputation. In addition to being a world class bladesmith Art was a world class human being. He was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone he met.