Pronghorn Bowie (7-3/4") with Sheep Horn
Product Description for Pronghorn Bowie (7-3/4") with Sheep Horn
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94894
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Total length: 13.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 16.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 22.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a triple quench and triple temper
Bolster: Red bronze
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: These days, Mastersmith Bill Burke very rarely makes Bowies -- despite it being one of his favorite knives. There is an elegance to the long, stout blade that is immediately captivating.
Mastersmith Bill Burke's knives are as high performance as a knife 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.
Burke's knives are 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 used his favorite steel, 52100 for this bowie. Many knifemakers and users feel that 52100 is the highest performing steel currently used for knives. Bill's mark is on the left side of the blade with MS for "Master Smith" on the right side.
The handle combines sheep horn with a red bronze S-guard. The guard protects your fingers from moving onto the blade's edge and brings the weight to the center of the knife. When wet, sheep horn does not become slippery, and it is amazingly durable. A spacer is created by taking two sheep horn end cuts and aligning them outward, producing a very pleasing effect. An extremely comfortable handle.
The knife is accompanied by a sturdy, elegant, hand sewn leather sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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