This is a San Francisco style bowie in the style of Michael Price. The handle is a piece of 150 year old walrus ivory (it is a handle from a 1880's era carving set), mounted in sterling silver. The blade is my own 300 layer damascus. Knives like this were made for men who had made their fortunes in the gold fields. A high style gent would wear a piece like this as a sign of their success.
Michael Price never worked in damascus, but I bet he would have if he could have!