Utility with Black G10
Product Description for Utility with Black G10
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91309
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.01 in.
Blade width: 0.75 in.
Blade thickness: 0.13 in.
Item weight: 2.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.16 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Handle: Black G10 set with mosaic pins
Sheath: Kydex belt sheath
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Master Smith June 2008, makes knives that are as high performance as they 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 low temperature forging, triple quenching and triple tempering creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. A differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. Bill's mark is on the left side of the blade.
This unique Utility knife features the same edge retention as the sheep horn knives that he is so well known for. The blade was forged to shape at low temperature from 52100 carbon steel. A triple quench and triple temper result in combined resilience and edge holding. The spine is rounded for a comfortable grip. Both the blade and tang are distal tapered for superior balance. G10 scales are carved so as to swell at the palm, move into a slimmer waist, and swell again at the end of the handle. The knife is accompanied by a light weight Kydex belt sheath. Removing the belt clip will make it perfect for carry as a neck knife.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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