A dazzling mashup of textures and tones, Timber Wolf's "Bitterroot" Bowie weds Damascus steel's maelstrom of contrasting lines and swirls with the tranquil natural grain of exotic camel bone. The result is a fixed blade knife that shines brighter than the rest, demanding attention and exuding rustic charm. But make no mistake - the Bitterroot is much more than just a pretty face. It's impressively sized and built like a rock - born to conquer the wildest lands and the toughest cutting jobs. The Damascus steel blade is an imposing 9 1/2" and boasts an edge that's carefully honed to razor sharp, right out of the box. Like the knife itself, the Bitteroot's Damascus steel is an eclectic mixture of contrasting materials - namely, two distinct grades of high carbon steel. After firing the divergent steels at temperatures in excess of 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, master bladesmiths painstakingly fold and hammer-weld the molten metals - repeatedly, sometimes for days on end. After much blood, sweat and tears, the bonds between the metals are rendered indivisible, and the blank becomes a single piece of rugged, resilient steel - revered the world over as one-of-a-kind "Damascus" steel. A final acid etching highlights the mesmerizing tempest of contrasting waves and ripples formed by the layered steels. It's a slow, laborious process - but one that's well worth the trouble, as each Bitterroot Damascus blade is tenaciously strong yet amply flexible. Like a fingerprint, the patterning on each blade is wholly unique. Likewise, the raw grain of the camel bone handle is all-natural and one-of-a-kind. Knife makers expertly dye, cure and stabilize the alluring bone, stabilizing it and imparting it with a regal appearance and durability to last a lifetime. Despite its colossal 14 3/4" length, the Bitterroot is exceptionally well-balanced and an all-around pleasure to wield. A steel guard. separate sub-hilt and generous finger choils afford maximum control, making the Bitterroot ideal for not only the big jobs, but delicate tasks, as well. Like the breathtaking Montana mountain range after which it's named, the Timber Wolf "Bitterroot" Bowie is the epitome of unsullied beauty and raw, unbridled ruggedness. Grasping this exceptional bowie knife is like trekking through the wilderness, from the Bitterroot Valley up to the snow-capped peaks towering overhead. And with the Bitterroot at your side, it doesn't just have to be in your imagination.