San Mai Pronghorn (4")
Product Description for San Mai Pronghorn (4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 4376
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Item weight: 7.92 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.56 oz.
Blade: San Mai Damascus blade with a 52100 carbon steel core
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Bill Burke's knives are as high performance as a hunter knife can get. In the last two years, Bill has been experimenting with Damascus, producing knives that perform far better than was previously thought possible.
The blade is formed from 52100 carbon steel wrapped in Bill's own Damascus steel (forged from carbon steels). San mai is typically made by forging three separate layers of steel together (Damascus or mild steel on the sides and carbon steel at the center core). In this case, Bill wrapped the Damascus steel around the spine of the knife. This allowed him to have the performance of 52100 carbon steel along with a continuous Damascus pattern across the spine.
Bill pre-tests each knife that he makes for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treat follows the formulas developed by Ed Fowler, Bill's teacher, and has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The sheep horn handle fits comfortably into the hand -- providing a wide variety of hand holds. When wet, sheep horn does not become slippery, and it is amazingly durable. The spacer is created by taking two sheep horn end cuts and aligning them outward, producing a very pleasing effect. Black fiber allows the sheep horn to adjust to changes in temperature and humidity when out in the field. Excellent fit and finish throughout and a phenomenally performing knife.
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