Seward Bodyguard TAD Edition

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The Bowie knife has evolved greatly over the years. Likely starting off as a heavy butcher knife modified to take on multiple tasks in the wilderness, it became the backup weapon of choice for frontiersmen until firearms became a reliable means of defending yourself. Every evolution of the knife capitalized on the lessons of the past, becoming sleeker and faster than the last. Ben Seward has continued this evolution, combining old world manufacturing with a modern outlook to create the Seward Bodyguard TAD Edition.

The Bodyguard is the result of Ben’s desire to create the largest, lightest knife that he could still conceal. Starting with a large piece of Damascus, the blade is differentially heat treated and finished to reveal the  striking pattern. Ben expertly crafts a profile with a long clip, acute point, and substantial belly and recurve into a single package. A hidden tang grants total freedom in the handle design, allowing for the perfectly contoured and swelled ebony. The handle’s mid-hand notch, pinky catch and guard make for a rock solid grip with few rivals. The guard itself is sculpted from wrought iron while the spacer is Anodized titanium. The balance of the blade and handle design leave few tasks out of the Bodyguard’s reach

Knowing that how the knife is carried is just as important as the knife itself, Ben made a minimal footprint Kydex sheath. The sheath is designed for IWB carry with a custom made titanium J Hook.


  • Hand forged Damascus blade

  • Heavily contoured handle and angled guard for security

  • Contoured handles for improved edge awareness

  • Hidden tang inside of Ebony handle w Ti Spacer

  • Full guard made from wrought iron

  • Kydex Fold Over Sheath w Titanium J Hook 

Limit of 2 per customer.

Due to the nature of custom items, slight variations may occur.

By placing an order with Triple Aught Design, you are verifying that you are over 18 years of age and are aware of all local, state and federal laws regarding the possession of, or the carrying of this product. Triple Aught Design shall be held blameless for any infraction of laws made by the purchaser.


  • Material

    Blade: Damascus

    Guard: Wrought Iron w Ti Spacer

    Handle / Scales: Ebony

    Hardware: Stainless Pins


    Blade Length: 5.40” (13.74 cm)

    Blade Thickness: 0.240” (0.61 cm)

    Handle / Scale Length: 4.57” (11.61 cm)

    Handle Thickness (at Swell):  0.70” (1.77 cm)

    Overall Length:  9.97” ( 25.32cm)


    With Sheath:  12.47 oz (353.51 grams)

    Without Sheath: 9.09oz ( 257.69grams)


    Damascus Blade 

    Differentially Tempered 

    Acute Bowie Style Blade Profile with Swedge

    Sculpted Wrought Iron Guard

    Hidden Tang

    Pinned Ebony  Handle

    Heavily Contoured, Sculpted Handle

    Kydex Sheath w Titanium J Hook

    Labels & Logos

    Chem Etch Triple Aught Design and Seward knives Logos

Made in USA

Behind the Scenes with Ben Seward

Ben started his knife making career in 2010, attending classes at the Moran School of Bladesmithing.  Lin Rhea, Jerry Fisk and Kyle Royer are some of many friends who he credits for helping hone his craft.  He earned his 

Journeyman rating with the American Bladesmith Society in 2013 and is looking forward to testing for his Mastersmith soon.  An avid outdoorsman as well as a student of edged weapons, Ben strives to make a tool first and art second. He has quickly become a maker to watch and we are eagerly looking forward to his future creations.