What About Bob Pronghorn (4 in.)
Product Description for What About Bob Pronghorn (4 in.)
Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84796
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 5.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.7 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, triple quenched 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Brass with Willow Bow mark
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: In Ed Fowler's Knife Talk, he has an article titled, What About Bob. In it, he talks about a collector who didn't exactly see eye to eye with his wife on the subject of knives. One of the knives in "Bob's" collection was this exceptional Pronghorn. At the collector's request, Ed Engraved "Wind River" on the right side of the ricasso.
Ed's knives are the hallmark of a perfect hunter. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. This blade features a grain pattern on the surface that is indicative of Ed's work. This pattern results in a particularly durable and long lasting edge.
The blade was forged from 5160 steel and pre-dates Ed's move to 52100. The blade is forged at low temperature and was subjected to a minimum of 30 low temp thermal cycles, which requires a lot of hammer work. The blade was carefully hardened three times using a differential hardening technique developed by Ed for this steel. Triple tempered to push the steel to the limit, these blades are easy to sharpen, yet hold an edge better than any I have tested.
This knife has been in a meticulously cared for in a collection and is in new condition.
The sheep horn handle fits comfortably into the hand. 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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