Pronghorn (3-1/4 in.) with Ironwood and Sheep Horn

Product Description for Pronghorn (3-1/4 in.) with Ironwood and Sheep Horn

Maker: Audra Draper, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101646
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Carved desert ironwood with sheep horn spacer
Sheath: Waxed leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Audra Draper worked under Mastersmith Ed Fowler. She believes heavily in the hand forged knife. This pronghorn is reminiscent of her mentor's work, but with some of Audra's own touches added. This knife was made between 1996 and 1997, before Audra received her Mastersmith stamp. This knife was kept in a private collection and is in brand new condition. By all appearances, Audra could have made it yesterday.
The blade is hand forged from 52100 carbon steel and features a differential heat treatment, for a hard cutting edge and a soft, supportive spine. Many knifemakers (such as Mastersmiths Bob Kramer, Bill Burke, and Ed Fowler) and users feel that 52100 carbon steel is among the highest performing steels used to make a blade. The deep bellied blade will handle skinning tasks effortlessly. Audra's maker mark is shown on the left ricasso.
The handle is formed from desert ironwood (Olneya tesota), carved to provide a comfortable grip. Ironwood is a rare wood that is only found in the valleys of the Sonoran Desert below 2,500 foot elevation. It is among the most desirable of exotic woods used for knives. A sheep horn spacer adds light toned contrast to the handle. The handle is finished with a classic brass guard and black fiber spacer.
To keep the knife close at hand, a waxed leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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