Black Pronghorn Camp Knife (6-2/3")

Product Description for Black Pronghorn Camp Knife (6-2/3")

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100941
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.60 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 14.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Very rare black sheep horn
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: Perhaps most desired of Mastersmith Bill Burke's work are his black sheep horn knives. Black sheep horn is extremely rare. The horn on this handle combines black and cream toned striping. It is one of the most beautiful handles that Burke has ever made. This exquisite camp knife was made in the summer of 2007. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances it could have been made yesterday.
This is 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. It was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment is a highly detailed process that was developed between Mastersmiths 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.
The handle combines black sheep horn with a 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 black sheep horn end cuts and aligning them outward, producing a very pleasing effect.
This camp knife is accompanied by a black leather pouch style sheath made by Burke.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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