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Home Products Camp Bowie

Camp Bowie

by April, John

SKU 406999

Date Added 09/23/2020

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $425.00

Price $225.00

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 learned 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."

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