Spring Creek Hunter with Maple Burl
Product Description for Spring Creek Hunter with Maple Burl
Maker: Bruce Bingenheimer (deceased March 2018) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89074
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.65 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 4.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 5160 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized maple burl
Sheath: Hand stitched 9-10 oz. cowhide
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Bingenheimer makes an exceptional hunting knife. This utilitarian blade is designed to cope with rigorous use but has an elegance in the design that will see it feel at home in just about any collection.
The hunter takes its name from Bruce's forge in Spring Creek, a town in northeastern Nevada. The hand satin-finished blade was forged to shape from 5160 carbon steel and has been completed with a differential heat treatment. This guarantees a strong blade, with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge.
The maple burl handle scales were stabilized by the experts at WSSI and will hold up well to the formidable demands of field use. Three stainless steel pins hold the wood in place. Bruce has developed a tremendously ergonomic handle design - the forefinger rests securely in the choil while the remaining fingers curl comfortably around the perfectly contoured wood. The excellent heft and balance are ensured by the full tang's distal taper.
Accompanied by hand stitched cowhide sheath. Exceptional work throughout!
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