Willow Bowie (5 1/3 in.)
Product Description for Willow Bowie (5 1/3 in.)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84460
Blade length: 5.30 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 10.88 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.52 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2003, makes knives that are as high performance as a knife can get. Bill's Bowies are particularly rare. This one has a strong re-curve for aggressive cutting. The handle is large and very comfortable to hold. 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. The blade features a strong differential heat treatment line.
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.
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