The customer who ordered the original custom "GRIZZ" decide that he wanted one about 25% smaller and lighter.
I took my original drawing and scaled it down by shortening the blade 3" and cutting 1" off the length of the handle. We again used India Sambar stag on the handle.
I started off with a bar of 440C stainless steel 2 2/12" wide and 3/16" thick. Here it has been cut, profiled, drilled, rough ground and hhardened.
Here is the result
Even scaled down, this is still one big bowie knife measuring 15 1/2" in overall length with a 440C stainless steel blade10 1/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 3/16" thick. It weighs in at 2 lb. 2 oz.
As with the original "Grizz", I did some filework on top of the handle and incorporated a special medallion supplied by the customer into the sheath.
The customer wrote: "Well, I got it and as usual, Wow! I have to say it is my favorite (so far)....I love the size and shape of it. The sheath is awesome and that gold coin really goes well and sets it off!...Let me know if you put it on your site too!....One Fine Knife Mike! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "