8″ Black Diamond Bowie


This 8″ Bowie was made from a Vintage (pre 1970) Black Diamond mill file.  The blade was made in the style of the Kabar.  The blade was ground, tempered and given a soft back draw for maximum strength and edge retention.  The handle is bolt through with the handle being stacked micarta handle to give the look of stacked leather without the weakness of leather.  The pommel is the files original stamped tang.  Comes with a hand sewn leather sheath.

All work done by James McClendon

Style:  8″ (12 1/4″ overall) clip point Bowie

Steel:  Original pre 1970 Black Diamond mill file. (ave 1.27% carbon)

Made by:  Stock removal

Grind:  flat

heat treat & temper:  original factory lead bath heat treat with 430F temper & soft back draw

Tang:  Narrow tang/bolt through 

Handle:  Stacked micarta handle

*pommel is the files original stamped tang carrying the Black Diamond logo

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