Sheephorn Bowie (7 1/8")
Product Description for Sheephorn Bowie (7 1/8")
Maker: Eldon Perkins (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85261
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.12 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 14.64 oz.
Shipment weight: 29.36 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100E 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: The Sheephorn Bowie has the styling of Mastersmith Ed Fowler's Pronghorns along with a thicker blade and clip point. Eldon has worked with Ed for literally hundreds of hours, and the craftsmanship shows in his finished pieces.
Like the knives of Ed Fowler and Bill Burke, each knife that Eldon creates 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 the forging only in an extremely tight temperature range. The grain pattern on this Bowie knife is particularly good. This forging method results in a particularly durable and long lasting edge.
The blade was forged from 52100E steel. This is a high carbon, high chrome steel in a very pure form and results in a knife steel that is as good as it gets. The blade is forged at low temperature. It is 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 Fowler for this steel. Triple tempered to push the steel to the limit, this knife is easy to sharpen, yet holds an exceptional edge.
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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