Damascus Integral Utility with Mammoth Ivory (4")

Product Description for Damascus Integral Utility with Mammoth Ivory (4")

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96881
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.6 oz.
Blade: Damascus, hand forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Ancient mammoth ivory set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Bill Burke, who was honored as a Mastersmith in June 2008, is known for creating some of the best and highest performance knives that can be found anywhere. His heat treatment technique, combined with his choice of steel, results in edge holding that is far beyond other knives. Bill's work is truly exceptional, as is demonstrated in this Don Fogg-inspired integral utility.
An integral knife -- meaning one which has one solid piece of steel from tip, to bolster and to the pommel -- is much harder to forge and grind than a standard pinned knife. It is much more technically demanding and time consuming but it is knifemaking at its finest. This exceptional utility knife will feel at home out in the field, as a sturdy knife in the kitchen, or as a cherished knife in a collection. It is the perfect length for detail-oriented tasks.
This 4 inch damascus utility knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. A particularly small grain structure is created by a heat treatment process incorporating low temperature forging, a triple quench, and a triple temper. Bill combined 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels into a deeply etched, high contrast damascus.
The handle is formed from ancient wooly mammoth ivory. The bark ivory combines burnt cream tones with chocolate veins. The handle scales are carved to nestle in the hand, with full tang construction for strength and durability. A distal taper to both blade and tang ensures a perfect balance.
This is a knife you won't want to put down. A Kenny Rowe pouch style leather sheath makes it easy to keep this utility knife close to hand.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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