Bowie knife: Mike

The third knife I made. I made this knife for my brother as a present for Christmas 2018. The blade is a recurved bowie design. The blade has a flat grind and a mix of polished and scratched surfaces. The recurved design made a special design for the leather sheath necessary.

My blogpost how I made this knife.


  • Steel: 1.2235 (80 CrV2) also known as L2 steel
  • Liners: Red and black paper micarta I made myself
  • Length: 278 mm
  • Blade length:  161 mm
  • Blade width: 32 – 46.5 mm
  • Blade Thickness: 4.5 mm
  • Grip: Leopard wood and Karelian Birch, treated with linseed oil
  • Pins: 5 mm steel