This fixed blade knife kit is the D-Guard Bowie. It is the vanguard offering of our Master Series knife kit collection. The D-Guard Bowie was designed by the legendary master bladesmith, Harvey Dean. This premium knife kit features the very best in knife design and production quality. It offers flawless attention to detail, precision component parts, and uncompromising fit-and-finish quality. This fixed blade kit model offers everything you could ever want in a bowie knife design. It is large, well balanced, precise, and uncompromising. This is a real knife for real knife kit enthusiasts.
The D-Guard Bowie has an overall length of 16.40 inches. The blade length measures 11.00 inches, has a cutting edge of 10.00 inches, and is 1.80 inches at the widest point. The blade is made from precision 9Cr13CoMoV stainless steel (Equivalent SUS440C)(HRC 58-60), is flat-ground, heat-treated, satin finished, features a tapered-tang, and has a beveled top edge. The blade thickness is .250 inches at the midline, and is beveled to a fine point at the tip. The handle tang is tapered and allows the D-Guard component handle parts to slipover to a flush, secured abutment with the blade when constructed and tightened. The tapered tang features a 1/4-24 threaded end piece to accept the radiused pommel and precision tang nut fastener. The D-Guard has an assembled clearance of 4.75 inches length, with a finger clearance depth of 2.00 inches from the naked tang. The D-Guard handle assembly features a specially designed spacer with alignment pins for slipover handle construction. The metal parts of the handle assembly are constructed with engravable 420SS and can be modified with file-working, etching, and even mirror polishing.
This version of the D-Guard Bowie is the combo kit. It comes with the D-Guard Blade, stainless guard, stainless spacer and hardware, and one premium block of Marblewood handle material to simplify the completion process. This is a great project blade for a weekend knife making session. Spend some quality workshop time with this excellent hidden tang Master Series knife kit and enjoy the fun of custom knife making and customization.
As a Master Series knife kit, the D-Guard Bowie is designed to offer the builder the ultimate knife kit building experience. There are virtually no limits to what can be achieved with this design, and properly built, can rival the finest custom-built knives on the market today. This project can turn a weekend of hobby knife building into a lifetime of pride and joy.
D-Guard Bowie Knife Kit
Designed by Harvey Dean
Skill Rating: Level III-V
Blade Steel: 9Cr13CoMoV (Equivalent SUS440C)
(HRC 58-60)(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 11.00 Inches
Cutting Edge: 10.00 Inches
Overall Length: 16.40 Inches
Handle Length: 5.25 Inches
Handle Material Included = Marblewood (6.0 x 1.5 x 1.5) Inches
Blade Thickness: .250 Inches
Gift Boxed: Yes