Harpoon Tip Hunter with Stag

Product Description for Harpoon Tip Hunter with Stag

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97036
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 10.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 10.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 52100 carbon steel
Bolster: Damascus guard forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Hand tooled pouch style leather sheath
Description: Whether making chef's knives, hunting knives, folders, or art knives, Mastersmith Bill Burke is well known for creating some of the highest performing knives found anywhere.
The blade was forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel. Many knife users and knife makers feel that 52100 is among the best - if not the best - steel currently used to make knives. The blade has a raised clip (often called a harpoon tip) and a clear differential heat treatment line (hamon). The heat treatment is a highly detailed process that was developed between Mastersmiths Ed Fowler and Bill Burke after years of trial and experimentation. This technique, involving low temperature forging, triple quenching and triple tempering creates some of the sharpest and most long lasting edges found anywhere. A differential heat treatment results in a blade with a soft, supportive spine and a keen, long lasting edge. Bill's mark, BTB is engraved on the left side of the blade, with his M.S. mark engraved on the right.
The handle is formed from premium sambar stag. Sambar of this quality has become increasingly hard to find. The natural texture of the stag provides a sure, comfortable grip. The guard is formed from damascus forged by Burke. A bright line moves through the center of the damascus, reflecting the heat treatment line in the blade. The nickel silver pommel is nicely carved to match the natural shape of the stag.
The knife is accompanied by a custom hand leather sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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