Gentleman's Pronghorn/Bird & Trout
Product Description for Gentleman's Pronghorn/Bird & Trout
Maker: Butch Deveraux (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91396
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 4.64 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 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: 12 oz. waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Butch Deveraux has been working under the watchful eye of Mastersmith Ed Fowler for many years now and certainly the influence is immediately apparent. He is a graduate of Ed's School of High Performing Knives and shows tremendous skill both in implementation and style.
Like the work of Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Ed Fowler, each of Deveraux's knives are pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly -- ensuring both edge holding a strength. The heat treatment follows the formulas developed after years of trial and experimentation by Ed Fowler and Bill Burke. This technique is a highly detailed process that involves low temperature forging, a triple quench and triple temper. It creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The blade has a gentle recurve and strong differential heat treatment lines. The steel reveals a wootz-like pattern indicative of forging in a very limited temperature range.
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 perfect sized knife to be used as a general purpose utility, or to be used as a bird and trout knife. It is a serious field knife for the avid hunter or collector.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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