Pronghorn Camp Knife (10 1/4")
Product Description for Pronghorn Camp Knife (10 1/4")
Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86931
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 15.06 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.30 in.
Item weight: 15.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.75 oz.
Blade: Differentially heat treated, hand forged carbon steel
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath and carved Sneezewood sheath
Description: This is a truly unique Ed Fowler camp knife. It was forged by Ed around 1995 and bears the sideways Fowler mark. This mark was used by Ed when he was forging from 5160 carbon steel. Around the same time that he switched to 52100 carbon steel, he also changed the orientation of the mark. As I was talking with Ed about this piece, he said that he thinks this camp knife may have been forged from 52100, though it was completed before he decided to change the orientation of his mark. This knife has been held in a private collection and is in new condition.
Ed's knives are the hallmark of a perfected high performance knife. Ed's heat treat has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. The long, slender blade shows clear differential heat treatment lines from the triple quench. Two sheaths were made for this knife when it was first created. The first is a leather sheath by Ed. The second was a sneezewood sheath that was carved by Bill Becker, one of Ed's apprentices at the time.
The large 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. The brass guard features Ed's Willow Bow engraving. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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