Pronghorn (3 1/2 in) - 52100 San Mai

Product Description for Pronghorn (3 1/2 in) - 52100 San Mai

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101483
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.81 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus combining a 52100 carbon steel core with damascus sides -- with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 14 oz waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: Over the years, Mastersmith Bill Burke has become well known for making knives that are as high performance as hunters can get. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. This exceptional hunting knife was made by Burke in 2008. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances, Burke could have made it yesterday. It is a particularly rare example of Burke's work.
Burke's heat treatment follows the formulas developed in conjunction with Mastersmith Ed Fowler, Bill's teacher. This time consuming technique creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
This exceptional Pronghorn Hunter was forged to shape from Burke's own san mai damascus. An ultra-high performing 52100 carbon steel core is surrounded by alternating layers of 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels. It features a differential heat treatment, for a hard cutting edge and a soft, supportive spine.
The handle is formed from sheep horn. 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 brings the weight back to the center of the knife.
This knife is accompanied by a hand sewn pouch style leather sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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