Wostenholm 10" California Bowie Knife with Sambar Stag Handle

An opportunity to buy one of our hand-made I*XL Bowie knives from stock.

The blade is made from finest 3/8" mirror polished carbon steel. This knife features markings popular in the California gold rush era. The marks are applied using traditional deep acid etching and the blade bears the words "Equal Rights" beneath the Eagle and "Geo. Wostenholm & Son. Celebrated CALIFORNIA KNIFE". The ricasso is stamped with the world famous I*XL trademark and Made in SHEFFIELD ENGLAND. The reverse of the ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1800's wording "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS / NONE ARE GENUINE BUT THOSE MARKED I*XL"

The classic coffin-shaped handle has Sambar Stag Horn scales which are fitted to the through tang with nickel silver linings and pins.  

Sambar Stag is a traditional material, used in Sheffield for hundreds of years and gives this Bowie real exclusivity. The best cutlery grade Sambar Stag Horn comes from India, and its export is prohibited (to prevent over-hunting of the sambar deer which is a principal prey of the endangered tiger). Thankfully we are fortunate to hold stocks of a small amount of Indian Sambar Stag Horn.

We carefully select pieces and match pairs however because it is a natural material, it can vary from piece to piece and from knife to knife in terms of colour, texture and thickness. The images here are of the actual knife we have in stock. Note the thicknesses of the stag pieces used. The knife fits into the right hand really nicely – the thicker piece used to the reverse side filling the palm of the hand.

Uniquely numbered and supplied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity and history booklet.

Nominal blade lengths - cutting edge: 8 1/4" (215mm); overall: 9 3/8" (240mm)
Nominal handle length inc guard – 4 1/2” (120mm)
Nominal weight – 1lb 12oz (800g)

BASE PRICE: £410.00

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Product Price

Wostenholm 10" California Bowie Knife with Sambar Stag Handle£410.00
Total £410.00

Product Price

Wostenholm 10" California Bowie Knife with Sambar Stag Handle£410.00
Total £410.00