Gentleman's Bowie (4 7/8 in)
Product Description for Gentleman's Bowie (4 7/8 in)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84636
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.87 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 6.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.16 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: Pre-ban elephant ivory
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 they can get. 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. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly.
This unique Gent's Bowie features the same edge retention as the sheep horn knives that he is so well known for. The blade was forged to shape at low temperature from 52100 carbon steel. A triple quench and triple temper result in combined resilience and edge holding. A clip results in an aggressive tip. The blade was hand satin finished. Bill created the handle from pre-ban ivory. The scales are secured with heat colored screws. The full tang, which results in superior strength, has been meticulously fileworked in a vine pattern. Both the blade and tang have both been distal tapered for perfect balance. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
With all this, it is no surprise that this knife won "Best Hand Forged Knife" at the OKCA show.
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