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: 97604
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 52100 carbon steel with a low temp triple quench, double temper and cryogenic treatment for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Antique wrought iron
Handle: Hippo tooth with an ancient bone spacer
Sheath: Hand stitched pouch style leather sheath
Description: This dramatic hunting knife is a tremendous example of Mastersmith Aaron Wilburn's work.
The drop point blade is a perfect shape for getting nearly any job done out in the field. Many thermal cycles and normalizing steps ensure consistent grain structure. The blade was then double tempered at 400 degrees 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 grinds feature a hand rubbed satin finish. The flats are forge finished.
The hippo tooth handle provides a sure, comfortable grip. A spacer made from stabilized ancient bone provides a nice contrast. Alternating nickel silver and red fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. This knife feels so natural in the hand, you’ll have a hard time putting it down. A serious knife for the avid hunter or collector.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched pouch style sheath.
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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