Pronghorn Hunter (4")
Product Description for Pronghorn Hunter (4")
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87478
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 8.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 6.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 10 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Sheep horn with black sheep horn spacers
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath
Description: This dramatic hunter shows the influence of knives by Mastersmith Ed Fowler, with the recurved, deep bellied blade shape.
The long, drop point blade was differentially heat treated, bringing the edge to critical temperature then oil quenching three times. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps assure consistent grain structure. The blade was then tempered at 400 degrees twice, for exceptional durability. A cryogenic treatment between tempers enhances the edge holding ability.
The sheep horn handle is nicely shaped and fits comfortably in the hand. When wet, sheep horn does not become slippery, and it is amazingly durable. The spacer is created by taking two black sheep horn end cuts and aligning them outward, producing a very pleasing effect. Black sheep horn of this quality is particularly rare. The handle feels so natural in the hand, you’ll have a hard time putting it down. A serious field knife for the avid hunter or collector.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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