Pronghorn (4 3/4 in.)
Product Description for Pronghorn (4 3/4 in.)
Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89189
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 9.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.6 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: 14 oz. waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Mastersmith Ed Fowler's knives are the hallmark of the perfect hunter. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
This Pronghorn was forged from virgin 52100 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 was forged at low temperature and was subjected to a minimum of 30 low temp thermal cycles, which required a lot of hammer work. The blade was carefully hardened three times using a differential hardening technique developed for this steel. Triple tempered to push the steel to the limit, the blade is easy to sharpen, yet holds an edge better than any I have tested. The left side of the blade features Ed's mark.
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. The grain is matched along the seam perfectly, producing a very pleasing effect. Brass bolsters have been engraved by Ed in a 8 branch Willow Bow.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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