Belt Knife with Sheep Horn

Product Description for Belt Knife with Sheep Horn

Maker: Henry Torres (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $695.00
Item num: 106152
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.10 in.
Total length: 10.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.44 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Sheep horn
Sheath: Pouch style 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.
The 5-2/3 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 handle is made from sheep horn using mortised tang construction for strength and durability. Sheep horn is a perfect choice for hunting knives. When wet, it does not become slippery and it is amazingly durable. The handle is finished with a satin finished stainless steel guard and black fiber spacer.
To keep the knife close at hand, a hand stitched pouch style custom leather sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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