Pronghorn (4-1/2 in.)

Product Description for Pronghorn (4-1/2 in.)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,550.00
Item num: 101697
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 10.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: 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 hunting knife has been kept in a private collection since it was made. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances, Burke could have made it yesterday.
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.
The recurve blade was hand forged from 52100 carbon steel and features a differential heat treatment, for a hard cutting edge and a soft, supportive spine. The spine has been nicely rounded for comfort. Bill's maker's mark is shown on the left ricasso. Because this knife is forged from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural sheep horn handle.
The handle is formed from sheep horn. Not only is sheep horn extremely durable, but when wet, sheep horn does not become slippery. 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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