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Pronghorn Hunter (4-1/2 in.)

Pronghorn Hunter (4-1/2 in.)
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Price:$2,600.00

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Product Description for Pronghorn Hunter (4-1/2 in.)

Maker: Ed Fowler, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,600.00
Item num: 94895
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 8.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with differential heat treatment
Bolster: Brass engraved with an six branch willow bow
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz. waxed harness leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Ed Fowler's knives are the hallmark of a perfected high performance knife. Ed's heat treat creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. This knife was made in the spring of 1998, shortly after Ed switched from 5160 to 52100 carbon steel forged directly from ball bearings. The top of the maker's mark is oriented toward the guard. This knife has been in a private collection and has been well cared for. It is in new condition and by all appearances, Ed could have forged it yesterday!
The blade was forged at low temperature from 52100 carbon steel ball bearings for exceptional edge holding. This high carbon, high chrome steel results in a knife that is as good as it gets. Ed began forging from ball bearings only for a short while before he switched to 52100 bar stock. It was subjected to over 50 low temperature thermal cycles, which requires a lot of hand hammer work. The numerous thermal cycles and high degree of reduction by forging has produced a blade that manifests fine grain and a microstructure known as banding, a property of steel that results in high tensile strength and low resistance to compression. The result is a blade that you can count on through tough use.
The blade was hardened three times in 24 hour intervals, then tempered three times -- again, in 24 hour intervals. These hardening and tempering methods were carefully developed for 52100 carbon steel, resulting in a blade that is easy to sharpen, yet holds an edge better than any I have tested.
The sheep horn handle fits comfortably into the hand. The horn was harvested by Ed from a Rambouillet buck sheep, processed, and aged for 7 years to result in a very stable handle. 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. The brass guard features Ed's Willow Bow engraving. The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days

 
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