Mammoth Ivory Gentleman's Hunter (3 3/4")
Product Description for Mammoth Ivory Gentleman's Hunter (3 3/4")
Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2460
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 4.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.75 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Fossilized mammoth ivory
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2003, makes knives that are as high performance as hunters can get. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treat follows the formulas developed by Ed Fowler, Bill's teacher, and has been proven to create some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
This unique Mammoth Ivory Gent's Hunter features the same edge retention as the sheep horn knives that he is so well known for. He has created the handle from fossilized mammoth ivory bark (20,000 - 30,000 years old) with a full tang design for a very strong knife. The blade and tang have both been distal tapered for perfect balance. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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