Product Description for Mosaic Tortoise
Maker: Cliff Parker (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87506
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.65 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 1.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.1 oz.
Blade: Tortoise pattern mosaic damascus surrounded by twisted radials pattern mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Radial pattern mosaic damascus steel with a central mosaic tile depicting a detailed tortoise
Handle: Tortoise shell
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: I love folders that have a cohesive theme. This is one of Cliff's best knives to date. Captivating, detailed images of a tortoise are combined with exhibition grade tortoise shell scales to make a knife you won't want to put down.
Cliff creates knives that push the limits of what is possible. The action is super-smooth and blade perfectly centered. He has created a very sleek profiled liner lock folder with a total thickness of .3". Due to the complexity of the mechanism, liner locks tend to be fairly thick. Cliff spent considerable time over the past several years testing and experimenting with his designs to create a knife that is sturdy, but as low profile as possible.
The blade is formed from mosaic damascus steel. Twisted radials surround tiles depicting the detailed tortoise. By incorporating 1084, 4600E, 1018 and pure nickel to form the central mosaic tiles, Cliff creates exceptional contrast. The radials were forged from 1084, 4600E, 1018, 1095 and pure nickel. The bolsters meet perfectly to the very rare, exhibition grade tortoise shell scales. The scales are set on 24kt gold leaf, resulting in a dramatic iridescence.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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