Master Smith James Batson discusses the design considerations of the Bowie Knife in this demonstration that was filmed at the April 2008 Batson Bladesmithing Symposium in McCalla, Alabama. Master Smith Batson is a known authority on Bowie Knives and has earned several awards over the years for his Antique Bowie Knives. This DVD has the following chapters:

1. Presentation
2. Touchmarks
3. Knife Handles
4. Blade Steels and Storage
5. Bowie Knife Design
6. Knife Blade Design Considerations
7. Golden Mean Rule in Knife Design
8. Grinding Techniques for the Blade and Tang

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