Inspired by Rambo’s knife, Corey Reynolds’ sawback bowie channels the genre in a copper-mai chevron pattern.
Like many boys his age, Corey Reynolds grew up watching Rambo movies. Now 43, he’s been making knives about three years and decided he wanted to make a knife with a Rambo look—and what better way to do that than with a sawback bowie?
For blade material he used copper-mai steel in a chevron pattern from Baker Forge and Tool, and for the piece de resistance configured the sawback so the copper would be exposed at the base of each tooth.
Though the way he did the teeth is mostly for looks, he said each tooth has a fairly good edge. The handle is spalted maple from Steelhead Forged Scales with spacers of copper, raindrop-clad feather damascus forged by Adam DeVille, and G-10. The guard is of a striking multi-etched material called gem bronze from Mike’s Metalworking.
Sawback Bowie Specs
Maker: Corey Reynolds
Blade Length: 9”
Blade Material: Copper-mai in a chevron pattern
Handle Material: Spalted maple w/copper, raindrop-clad feather damascus and G-10 spacers
Guard: Gem bronze
Overall Length: 15”
Sheath: By the maker of leather w/ostrich leg inlay from Ray’s Ostrich Leathers
Maker’s Price For A Similar Knife: $1,400
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