Product Description for Yearling Fighter
Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89952
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 6.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.7 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: Ed's knives are the hallmark of the perfect hunter. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treat has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
This Yearling Fighter is one of three that Ed made in this style. Ed created a long, deep swedge at the spine that is brought shy of a fully sharpened edge. The left side of the blade features Ed's mark with 07 (signifying that it was made in 2007). This knife has been in a private collection. It has been meticulously cared for.
The blade 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. It was 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.
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. This is a rare and particularly desirable find for Ed Fowler's fans! Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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