Fillet Knife (7-1/3") with Sheep Horn

Product Description for Fillet Knife (7-1/3") with Sheep Horn

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88943
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.33 in.
Total length: 12.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 3.70 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: 416 stainless steel
Handle: Hand contoured sheep horn
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke's chef's knives are among the highest performing cutlery found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. This is a knife that you won't want to put down! This fillet knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances Bill could have made it yesterday!
This semi-firm fillet knife is ideal for removing meat from around bones in fish, red meat and poultry. The long, thin blade combines the agility to cut quick curves.
Like his hunting knives, this chef's knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. The heat treatment follows the formulas developed by Mastersmith Ed Fowler in conjunction with Bill and creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere.
A differential heat treatment is clearly visible in the differential hardness line. This technique results in a soft, supportive spine and an extremely hard, long lasting edge.
The stainless bolster was TIG welded to the blade for strength and durability. The handle is sheep horn set on the full tang with decorative mosaic pins It is nicely carved to swell at the front of the handle, move into a slimmer waist and finally to swell again at the beak at the end of the handle. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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