ABS journeyman smith Michael Deibert took home the George Peck Award for the best knife made by a journeyman smith applicant at this year’s BLADE Show.
“I forged this knife after a long look at many historical and modern bowies. After a few rough sketches I lit the forge, heated a hefty piece of 1095 and let the hammer fall. I tried to come up with something as original as possible, yet maintain the flavor of the bowie. Even though the bowie inspired this particular knife, it is a bit shorter, though I don’t consider it a ‘small knife.’ For this reason I call it the ‘Mid-Bowie.’”—Michael Deibert
Knife Name: Mid-Bowie
Maker: Michael Deibert
Award: George Peck Award for the best knife submitted by an ABS journeyman smith applicant
Blade Material: 1095 carbon steel
Blade Length: 8.5”
Handle: Stabilized spalted maple
Special Features: Guard and pin are both cold-blued mild steel; a slender clip extends the majority of the blade length
Overall Length: 13”
Maker’s List Price For a Similar Piece: $400
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