Hippo Tooth Hunter
Product Description for Hippo Tooth Hunter
Maker: Aaron Wilburn, M.S. (Wilburn Forge) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87702
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.65 in.
Total length: 9.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 7.85 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.05 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench and triple temper for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Hippo tooth with a cocobolo wood spacer
Sheath: Hand tooled pouch style leather sheath
Description: This dramatic variation on the classic Pronghorn Hunter shows the influence of knives by Mastersmith Ed Fowler.
The 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 blade was forged to shape from 52100 carbon steel. Many makers and collectors feel that this is the best steel available anywhere for use as a knife blade.
The handle is formed from a solid section of hippo tooth and is nicely shaped to comfortably fit in the hand. The cocobolo spacer provides contrast. Alternating brass and fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. 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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