Jim Crowell Custom Fighter / MS
Hand Forged 6-5/8" Blade with Hamon
3/16" Blade Stock
Stainless Steel Guard
Overall Length: 11-1/2"
Custom Slip Sheath
Summary: this is an unused fighting knife made by Arkansas Mastersmith Jim Crowell. A few quick clicks on a search engine will tell you all you need to know about the maker; namely, a hand-forging master / magician that teaches other makers! I'm not sure of the wood material although I can say it is quite light and very fast in hand. The knife has not been used, blade with hamon with original edge and in perfect condition. The same applies to the wood handle, perfect condition. The upgraded sheath a custom by the maker, a few very light handling marks but otherwise mint.
Knowing little about the maker, I found his own site and this below on the internet:
“James Crowell began making knives in Mt. View, AR in 1980 and is a past Ozark Folk Center, State Park, Resident Blacksmith and Knife maker. He earned the distinction of Master Bladesmith from the American Bladesmith Society in 1986 and was certified as the first, non founding father, Instructor for the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) that same year. Jim was inducted into the American Bladesmith Society Hall of Fame in 2016. Jim is a long time faculty member of The Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing at Texarkana College and teaches all over the country at seminars and “Hammer-Ins”. His flawless work regarded by many as among the best hand forged knives produced has appeared in every trade publication and is in collections throughout the world. He has won many awards including the first American Bladesmith Society Bill Moran Knife of the Year, the Blade Magazine Best Forged Knife and was the winner of numerous American Bladesmith Society Cutting Competitions. Jim won the first World Championship ABS cutting competition in 2003 at the Blade Super Show in Atlanta Georgia.”
6 photos for review -- as shown, a new carry case is included. I could find no other Crowell fighting knives for sale on the internet, especially any like this with the visible hamon. This is a fabulous knife perfect for collection / investment purposes... don't miss out! Thanks and good luck.