Mike Q says, "This is my first Dogbone Bowie along with many other firsts. This knife is the first I've done with an eschuteon plate as well as a 5 piece spacer. The blade, guard, spacers, eschuteon plate and finial are all made from the same billet of tiled W pattern damascus. The frame is made from twisted W's. The coined liners are German silver. The domed pins are Sterling silver. The scales are certified pre-ban ivory. The 8 5/8" blade has a Sheffield clip and theOAL is 13 5/8".
It's very well done in every way - one of those knives that kicks off a familiar refrain in my head like, "Wow, this nice. H'mm... I wonder if it's already spoken for. H'mm... I wonder how much he wants for it etc. etc. etc."
There's lot's of good clean detail everywhere one looks. The ivory scales are primo thick and beautiful. Mike's hi-contrast damascus blade is filled with interesting visual patterns, some of which have 3D qualities. And, in getting to know this knife over several days in my studio, I found that it has a subtle elegant beauty underneath. The second image below was my attempt to reveal that. The first image is a composite totally devoted to capturing critical views and detail contributing to the powerful first impression it makes.