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Last Chance Passed Lots Auction: October 28th, 2022

Mon, Oct 24, 2022 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Oct 28, 2022 03:00PM EDT
Lot 263

Yellowstone Grizzly Scrimshaw Damascus M.T. Knives

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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This is an original Montana Territory Knives of Bozeman, Montana knife with an excellent, Yellowstone National Park inspired walking Grizzly Bear scrimshaw artwork. This knife is truly a work of “Montana” art as it shows the iconic Grizzly scrimshaw set on Buffalo Horn grips and a forged “rustic” Damascus—a tribute to the wilderness of our state and scrimshaw artwork of Native American Indian heritage. The blade has been forged from 1095HC (High Carbon) steel and 15N20 Nickel Carbon, which is then heated and folded into 396 layers, creating the astounding “Damascus” steel. The knife shows a wonderful ladder Damascus pattern. The hollow grind full tang blade has been paired with a set of nice white wild Buffalo bone grip scales, which are secured to the piece using two mosaic pins and lanyard loop. The knife also features a set of polished stainless-steel bolsters and pommel with a comfortable finger well. The tang has been artfully hand vine filled with a thumb grip on the back of the blade. The grips have also artfully been scrimshaw etched with an image of a walking grizzly bear with a forest tree outline set into the bear silhouette. The blade is stamped with the outline of the state of Montana "MT" in the outline with "Bozeman MT" underneath. The knife has been paired with a Great American Bison Buffalo leather hand crafted tooled sheath and stamped "MT Bozeman MT" with the outline of Montana. The knife measures 10 1/4" long with the blade being 5 3/4" long.