Herb Derr – Gamblers Vest Bowie – Fossilized Mammoth Bone


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker
Handle Material: Mammoth Bone 
Guard: Nickel Silver
Blade Steel: Damascus
Blade Length: 5  7/8″
OAL: 11  1/4
Sheath: Leather w/Python Skin Inlay

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SKU: 48-0619-09.9 Categories: ,



  I have been a Dealer for Herb Derr Custom knives for over a decade, long before I had a website I sold Herb’s knives at Knife Shows and Gun Shows, often to repeat Customers.  Herb’s pieces are sole authorship ~ he forges his own Damascus, grinds his own blades, makes his own Leather Sheaths and still finds time to Teach courses at a Community College on how to make Damascus.  

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Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Herb Derr 

  ~ Direct from the Maker from Blade Show 2021 ~

I was Herb’s first Customer at the Blade Show and I was able to pick the very best knives from his Table 

This is a Rare Pattern from Herb, I have only had this Model Once before, many years ago. This is Herb’s New Gamblers Vest Bowie   

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This big knife has a nearly 3/16″ Thick blade crafted from Herb’s Hand Forged
Birds Eye Damascus
which is over 2,500 layers thick.

 Herb’s expert Heat Treat and Etch brings out the Incredible Pattern of the Forged Damascus layers very well.

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Herb also added a Thick Buckeye Burl Spacer and some Custom Filework on the Spine of the blade. 

This Hand Ground Blade has a Distal Taper and a Sharp “Persuader Tip” on the Spine

The knife has a comfortable Full Grip handle of 20,000 Year Old Wooly Mammoth Bone that has some Beautiful natural color variation ~ best suited for a Med to Large Grip.

This knife has an Oval Nickel Silver Guard and a classic Long Bowie / Clip Point blade. 

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  The Heavy Leather Belt sheath has an Python Skin inlay and it has a Removable Belt Loop so that the Sheath can also be carried in the Boot! Nice snug fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife. 

Herb’s knives are a Great Value with top quality materials. Toss a bottle of EDCi in with your Order to protect this beautiful Damascus Blade ~ HERE  

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
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