Pronghorn (3-7/8 in)
Product Description for Pronghorn (3-7/8 in)
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91323
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.87 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade width: 0.85 in.
Blade thickness: 0.18 in.
Item weight: 6.70 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.95 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: Bill Burke's knives are as high performance as a hunter 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 -- ensuring both edge holding a strength. 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, a triple quench and triple temper creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
This 3-7/8 inch hunter is a perfect size for use out in the field, though it would also be comfortable in ever the most discerning collection.
The differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. Clear differential heat treatment lines are dramatically visible moving through the blade. The characteristic grain pattern (sometimes called wootz-like) created by low temperature forging and many thermal cycles is evidence of the care taken while in the forge.
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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