Seward Bodyguard TAD Edition
Evolution of Design
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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 1075, the blade is differentially heat treated ad finished in a striking black oxide finish.. 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 micarta. The handle’s mid-hand notch, pinky catch and full guard make for a rock solid grip with few rivals. The full guard itself is sculpted from blasted stainless steel. 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 looked to his father to make a traditional tooled black leather belt sheath . The sheath is designed for conventional belt carry with with a leather loop and snap fastener for secure carry.
Black oxide finished hand forged 1075 blade
Heavily contoured handle and angled guard for precise control of the blade
Contoured handles for improved edge awareness
Hidden tang inside of black micarta handle
Full guard made from stainless steel with blasted finish
Sheath made from hand tooled black leather
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.
Limit of 2 per customer.
Due to the nature of custom items, slight variations may occur.
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Blade: 1075 High Carbon Steel
Guard: Stainless Steel
Handle / Scales: Black Linen Micarta
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)
1075 High Carbon Steel Blade
Black Oxide Finish
Acute Bowie Style Blade Profile with Swedge
Sculpted and Blasted Stainless Steel Guard
Pinned Black Micarta Handle
Heavily Contoured, Sculpted Handle
Tooled Leather Sheath w Belt Loop
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