Blackhorn Clip Point Pronghorn Hunter (4 1/4")
Product Description for Blackhorn Clip Point Pronghorn Hunter (4 1/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83781
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 8.62 in.
Blade width: 1.08 in.
Blade thickness: 0.19 in.
Item weight: 5.84 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.36 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Black sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Perhaps most desired of Journeyman Smith Bill Burke's knives are his black horn hunters. Black sheep horn is extremely hard to find -- especially of this quality. The handle is a deep black with blond highlights moving throughout. The nickel silver guard plays well against the blond streaks in the handle. The clip point results in a dramatic upswept tip.
Bill Burke has become well known for making knives that are as high performance as hunters can get. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment 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.
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. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
An amazing find!
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