This auction is for a "one of a kind" custom Bowie Knife made by one of America’s little known knife makers. This knife is from my personal collection and was made specifically for me by knife maker S. Crawford, Windy Ridge Knives in Comfort, Texas. Mr. Crawford photo copied my outstretched hand and designed the hilt and handle specifically for me several years ago. The late Dan Dennehy, the man G. Gordon Liddy called the best knife maker in America, appraised this knife at between $2,000 and $2,500 several years ago.
This Bowie is nested in a custom hard leather sheath which was specifically made for it. Note the way the hilt fits into the top of the sheath just behind the safety strap.
According to Crawford, the knife was built around a “Full Tang/Full Hilt” design where the hilt is so closely machined into the tang as to be nearly invisible. If you look closely at the top of handle just behind the hilt you can see the line where they mate together.
The overall length is 15.88 inches, the length of the blade is 10.44 inches, the width of the blade at the hilt is 1.75 inches. The top of the blade is sharpened from the tip for 4.75 inches back to allow for cutting through a rib cage on a fallen animal such as an Elk or Moose. The thickness of the blade at the hilt is 0.25 inches. The thickness of the grip or handle is 1 inch. The width of the grip is 1.5 inches at its widest point. Overall length of the sheath from to tip to the top of the belt loop is 19 inches. The knife alone weighs 1.4 lbs, with the scabbard the total weight is 2.2 lbs.
This knife prior to photography and building this auction has been out of its sheath less than a dozen times over the past 15+ years. It has never tasted blood and never been carried in the field. It is literally a new knife… A beautiful new knife… If you have been looking for the ultimate Bowie, this is more than worth looking at – it’s probably the one you are looking for. Jon
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Custom Made Bowie Knife – Beautiful !! This auction is for a one of a kind custom Bowie Knife made by one of America’s little known knife makers. This knife
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