Fawn with Walrus ivory and Muskox Horn (2-1/2 in)

Product Description for Fawn with Walrus ivory and Muskox Horn (2-1/2 in)

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108339
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.10 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.55 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel -- with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Brass
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory with a muskox horn spacer
Sheath: 14 oz. waxed harness leather pouch style sheath
Description: This 2-1/2 inch hunter is a perfect size for detail-oriented tasks. This knife has been in a single collection and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, it could have been made by Bill Burke yesterday.
Bill Burke's knives are as high performance as a hunter can get -- the sort of knife that if you were stuck out in the woods or on a desert island and only had one tool, this would be it. Each knife is pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly -- ensuring both edge holding a strength. The heat treatment is a highly detailed process that was developed between Mastersmith Ed Fowler and Bill Burke after years of trial and experimentation. This technique, involving low temperature forging, a triple quench and triple temper creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
The differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. Clear differential heat treatment lines are dramatically visible moving through the blade. The characteristic grain pattern (sometimes called wootz-like) created by low temperature forging and many thermal cycles is evidence of the care taken while in the forge.
This rare hunter from Burke features an ancient walrus ivory handle with a muskox horn front spacer. The 6,000-10,000 year old ivory combines cream and caramel tones. Muskox horn is one of the most rare and majestic handle materials used in the knife world. The highly polished horn has a unique grain structure that immediately grabs the eye. A brass guard protects your fingers from sliding forward onto the blade.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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