Steve Randall is an ABS Master Smith! Perhaps best known for his Bowies and Fighters, his hunters are superb, as well. When I think of his work the word “clean” comes to mind. He is also extremely versatile in both his designs and steel. His versatility is best seen in his steel. Steve will utilize a variety of carbon steels (1095, 1084, 5160, W-2, etc.) He also makes and uses San Mai steel. A San Mai blade would be three pieces of steel. Steve prefers to use the high carbon steel 1084 for the core. While either side of the 1084 are two pieces of 410 or 420 stainless steel.
One of my favorites is his Feather Pattern Damascus. It is called this because of its distinctive pattern that looks like a feather. Recently, Steve developed what he calls his “Cardiac” Damascus, due to it having the look of an EKG. At the 2018 Blade Show, Steve introduced his new Sub-Hilt Bowie, one of my favorite knives he has made to date.
You are offered a myriad of options when it comes to his work. Regardless of your choice, you will be pleased.
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