San Francisco Bowie with Sheep Horn

Product Description for San Francisco Bowie with Sheep Horn

Maker: Henry Torres (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106148
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 10.85 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.32 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Bolster: Satin finished nickel silver
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Henry Torres makes an exceptional, high performing knife! He had the opportunity to work under renowned Mastersmith Bill Burke in the spring of 2006. This allowed him to understand Burke's techniques of heat treating and implementation, which result in a level of edge holding rarely found elsewhere. Henry heat treated this blade using the same technique -- creating a differentially heat treated blade with a hard edge and softer, supportive spine. The result is exceptional performance.
This forged spear point bowie was inspired by the work of San Francisco knifemaker Michael Price. Knives by Price were the height of knifemaking in 1890s California. This golden age of American knifemakers created some of the most dramatic and elegant knives of our land. This knife is reminiscent of this earlier era when a man needed to have a knife at his side (or even in his boot!) for added protection (or offense!). During this time of card sharks and wild dreams, the distinction between a gentleman and a scoundrel was often blurred.
The 6-1/2 inch blade is hand forged 52100 carbon steel -- a steel that many knifemakers and collectors feel to have the highest performance found anywhere. It features an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish. A differential heat treatment line travels along the blade. This shows the transition between the ultra-hard cutting edge and the supportive spine. This technique ensures this knife will have the very best edge holding combined with strength and durability.
The sheep horn handle is a perfect choice for hunting and camp knives. When wet, it does not become slippery and it is amazingly durable. The handle is finished with a satin finished nickel silver oval guard and spacer.
To keep the knife close at your side, a hand stitched leather sheath made by Henry is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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