Timber Wolf's distinctive "Absalom" Bowie is engineered outside the box, and the results are spectacular! Not your typical stainless steel clip point bowie, the Absalom is equipped with a hand forged 6 5/16" Damascus steel blade with an innovative inward curving profile. Like the legendary Gurkha kukhuri (aka "kukri"), which arguably pioneered the inward curving blade form, the Absalom boasts incredible chopping and hacking power, albeit on a smaller scale. This size reduction is no shortcoming, however. Compared to its hefty machete-like inspiration the kukri, the versatile Absalom is much easier to manipulate, making it just as well suited to delicate tasks like skinning and woodcarving as it is to the big jobs - field dressing, chopping branches and the like. It's also easier to transport - especially with the included genuine leather belt sheath - and takes up less precious space in your outdoor gear. The Absalom's handsome hardwood handle is perfectly contoured for the best possible grip, improving dexterity and reducing slippage. Four brass-lined through-holes dot the handle, adding a touch of simple elegance to the tasteful no-frills design; the through-holes can even double as lanyard holes in a pinch. Tough and reliable though it is, the Absalom is more than just a workhorse fixed blade knife. Raw, natural beauty - coupled with the mesmerizing ripples, swirls and contrasting lines of the painstakingly hand folded Damascus steel - make Timber Wolf's Absalom Bowie Knife ideal for display, as well. Whether you use it in the field or showcase if for friends and family to admire, rest assured that, like all fine Timber Wolf knives, the Absalom is in it for the long haul. With proper care, it's destined to last a lifetime and beyond, making it a perfect family heirloom to be treasured for generations to come!