SOS Damascus *PUMA Bowie* Knife with Sambar Deer Antler Handle & Leather Sheath
This is an exclusive and beautiful handmade 296+ Layer Damascus bladed full tang Knife with Sambar Deer Antler Handle in the design of the famous German Puma 'Bowie' model.
Comes with a Dark Brown Sheath only.
After a wait of almost two years, our SOS range of Hand Made Damascus knives have finally been completed and in a very limited quantity. (There are only 3 of each available)
We have worked with this company now for over 10 years and their quality is excellent and these knives are worth the wait.
Overall length is approx 28cm, with a 16.5cm blade, and 11.5cm handle including Brass finger guard.
The blade is 296+ layers of 1095 Carbon and N21 Nickel Steel in a unique Damascus pattern.
The blade is full tang with a spine going from 4mm thick at the handle to 3mm thick towards the tip and the blade is approx 3.5mm at its widest part.
The handle is held in place with resin and 3 brass and steel rivets and the blade shape is similar to that of the Puma 'Bowie', but is made with damascus steel.
The knife is supplied with a nicely made solid stiched and riveted Dark Brown Leather sheath with securing stud and leg ties. The knife also has a brass lined lanyard hole.
These knives are all hand made and unique using 15N20 Damascus steel folded 296+ times with handles made from natural materials from Polished Black Water Buffalo, Sambar Deer Antler, Bone and Walnut hard wood.
(Due to the nature of these materials, the knife and handle may vary slightly from image)
Last couple of images show the other variant available with which has a Walnut Handle available at this link:
Final image shows the other SOS Damascus knives in the *PUMA* model range which are all available whilst limited stocks last.
Market price: AUD$495.00, you save AUD$70.00
We have listened to our customers' comments on what models and features they would like to see in a knife that is similar to the Puma White Hunter, Skinner, Bowie, Hunters Pal, SkinMaster and Companion Models.
So we, Sporting Outback Supplies, have commissioned a limited quantity of knives to be made in damascus steel with various exotic handles. The blade shapes of these knives is similar to that of the Puma White Hunter, Skinner, Bowie, Hunters Pal, Companion and Hunter Models but to meet our customers' request, these are made with 15N20/1095 296+ layer Damascus steel.
Therfore these knives are unique and we cannot be found anywhere else in Australia.
Each knife is absolutely unique and the patterns will vary from knife to knife.
We have some Skinner, Bowie, Hunters Pal and Hunter models with Stag, Walnut Hard Wood, Bone and Buffalo handle available so please check them out on our website.
*** Some facts about Damascus Steel ***:
Pattern welding or Damascening, the traditional method for making decorative patterns on forged products, originated some hundred years before Christ.
The process was first seen in Persia around 500 BC and used to produce welded blades. The laminate composition of a Damascus Steel blade is attained by alternating layers of soft malleable wrought iron and a hardenable and temperable steel with a high carbon content. The steel portion of the blade gives it strength and the ability to hold a fine edge, while the iron provides elasticity so it won't break when struck. The layering of the steel patterns revealed by etching the surface has been refined into a decorative art.
The term Damascus Steel itself comes from the European Crusades who came in contact with these superior weapons at the trading city of Damascus. When the technology spread across Asia into India it was called Wootz. The Japanese surpassed all other regions with their refinement of lamination techniques. Today the pattern-welding technique is used for the most exclusive knives and swords. The material choice is limited to steel types which are hot workable enough and possible to weld by forging. Stainless grades or tool steels are very difficult to work in this respect.
Two popular components with blade smiths these days, are 1095 and 15N20, with good reason. On their own, each steel would make a good choice for blades and the contrast between the two steels is excellent. The 1095, although a simple steel, has just the right amount of carbon to make a superior blade and the addition of manganese serves to aid the hardening process and makes it etch quite dark. The 15N20 has nearly as much carbon and has about 2.5% nickel content added to make the steel very tough. The second benefit of nickel is that it withstands the etch very well for a good contrast with its darker counterpart. Another benefit of these steels is that they can be differentially hardened for an extremely tough blade while still retaining a superior edge.
These knives are all hand made using 15N20 Damascus steel folded 296+ times with handles made from Sambar Deer Antler, Walnut Hard Wood, Bone and Black Water Buffalo Handles.
They are works of art, are very usable, practical and very collectable.