Knife Type: Fighter Blade Style: Bowie Blade Length: Approx 7 5/8 inches Total Length: Approx 13 1/2 inches Weight: 8.5 oz Blade Material: Böhler-Uddeholm High Chromium, High Carbon D2 Tool Steel Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Austenitic High Nickel, High Chromium Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind, Unsharpened Swage Blade Thickness: 0.17 inches Blade Finish: Satin Tang: Hidden Partial Tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Handle Pins: 1 Handle Material: Local Ironwood, Spacers Grip Style: Ergonomic, Beak Butt Balance Point: Roughly at the start of the primary grind Designed by: W.C. "Bill" Johnson & Modell Design LLC Made by: Forge Master K. Ali Sheath: Type 1 Leather Sheath, Brown, Embossed
Product is a handmade knife. All measurements approximate.
Jeffrey Modell designed a bowie knife and gave the commission to W.C. "Bill" Johnson for construction. Once Bill accepted the job, the blade was changed to his signature recurve proportions and grind, and Bill changed the handle to his
personal style. At the conclusion of the project, Mr. Johnson kindly gave permission for Modell Design LLC to continue making the design. This knife uses Jeff's original handle, which is slimmer and more of a traditional beak-butt than Bill's, but retains Bill's famous blade shape characterized by specific aesthetically pleasing recurve proportions and a linear grind line parallel to the knife axis.