I built this bowie special for entry into a traveling art exhibition sponsored by the Ontario Crafts Council. The 10" blade is hollow ground from 1/4" thickness 440C stainless, with mirror finish and decorative filing on the blade's spine. The narrow tang handle features a nice piece of crown sambar stag, with brass hilt and spacers of pau ferro and red and black vulcanized fibre. Overall length is about 16 1/2". A custom sheath with full coverage decorative stamping (done with my own handmade leather stamps) is included. (See the next image). This knife was a part of the "CraftCurrents 2011 Exhibition" that toured various cities in Ontario.