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Ray Kirk Custom “No Smoke” Bowie Knife
My friend and Master Smith Ray Kirk of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has the following to say about his bowie knife that made to celebrate his quit smoking anniversary.
New never used.
Ray has agreed to mail a Letter of Authenticity to whoever purchases the knife.
This bowie knife was made for the February 19, 2016 cutting competition that will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas. The conditions for entering is that the knife must have a cross guard, maximun 10 inch blade that is no more than 2 inches wide. Total over all length is to be no more than 15 inches. The knife must be completed in the last year and never been used in a cutting contest before. The knife must be for sale at the show.
The No Smoke Bowie was forged last month on the 19th anniversary of my quitting smoking, January 29, 1997. The blade is forged from a 1 3/4″ round bar of my original batch of 52100. The guard is made from Naval bronze that came from the shop of William Scagel. I bought it at the Batson Symposium auction many years ago. It had been donated by Doc Jim Lucy of Michigan. The handle is Sambar stag crown that has been made to fit my hand. The brown leather sheath was made by Mike Stott of Tahlequah.
15.0″ OAL, 9.75″ Blade, 0.25″ Thick, 2″ Wide RakR M.S. stamped on one side of blade