Vintage Kershaw 4072 9” Texas Bowie Knife,
In 1992 Kershaw commissioned Dan Harrison a talented Texas knife maker to design and produce a limited series of 3 Bowie Knives.
- #4070 - 6" Bowie
- #4071 - 7 1/2" Bowie
- #4072 - 9" Bowie.
It was reported that around 3,000 of each were produced. This one is number 0430, a low production number.
These Knives were handmade in Texas by Dan Harrison and featured a harness leather sheath made by his wife Carol. Dan Harrison a great designer and knife maker passed away recently, a huge loss to the knife industry.
Blades are made of premium quality tool and die makers stainless steel alloy, triple tempered for optimum hardness and edge-holding qualities, before they're double hollow-ground by hand and polished to a mirror finish. Handles are multiple layers of natural hardwood veneers, pressure-laminated and sealed, are cut along the bias and then individually shaped and finished to fit over the massive full-length tang of the blade. High-polished brass guards and pommel complement the intricate woodgrain patterns.
This knife is the largest Bowie of the series; the 4072, a 9” Bowie. This knife is listed used and could have handling marks, the blade appears untouched. Judge the condition from the photos. Low serial number #0430.