Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83874
Blade length: 3.87 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade width: 0.91 in.
Blade thickness: 0.22 in.
Item weight: 6.32 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.08 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
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 sheep horn hunters. Black sheep horn is extremely hard to find -- especially of this quality. The deep black handle has lighter highlights and tremendous interest. Bill considers the sheep horn used on this knife to be the best horn that he has ever found.
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 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.
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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