Pronghorn (4 1/2") with Hand Rubbed Satin Finish
Product Description for Pronghorn (4 1/2") with Hand Rubbed Satin Finish
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85168
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.32 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: Waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: This is a rare find for Bill Burke collectors. Generally, Bill satin finishes the blades using his buffer. This pronghorn was hand satin finished by Bill for a dramatic finish.
Bill Burke's knives are as high performance as a hunter can get -- the sort of knife that if you were stuck out in the woods or on a desert island and only had one tool, this would be it. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment is a highly detailed process that was developed between Mastersmith Ed Fowler and Bill Burke after years of trial and experimentation. This technique, involving a low temperature forging, a triple quench and triple temper has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. 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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