Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86832
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade width: 1.05 in.
Blade thickness: 0.20 in.
Item weight: 8.95 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.36 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: Mastersmith 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. 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's mark is on the left side of the blade. M.S. (for master smith) is marked on the right side of the blade. The blade measures just over 4 1/2 inches.
The handle combines sheep horn with a large brass 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. The knife is accompanied by a sturdy, 14 oz waxed leather pouch style sheath. An extremely comfortable handle. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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