Maker: Johan Gustafsson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87573
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.20 in.
Blade width: 1.11 in.
Blade thickness: 0.13 in.
Item weight: 9.12 oz.
Blade: Heat colored zipper weld mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Heat colored dragon pattern Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Fossil coral
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Johan Gustafsson is famed for creating some of the most detailed Damascus found anywhere -- and this is an exceptional example of his work.
The blade was forged to shape and shows off Johan's zipper weld damascus. 20C carbon steel is zipper welded to a complex mosaic damascus. This has been heat colored to bring out blue, purple, green, and golden tones. Johan spent years developing a complex heat coloring technique to bring out colors rarely, if ever, found in other makers' work.
The handle incorporates dragon pattern mosaic damascus front and rear bolsters with large fossil coral scales. The highly complex Asian dragons stand on a dragon skin damascus background. The large, thick scales are a very rare fossil coral and show off blue and white tones. The bolsters are dovetailed to the coral for a perfect fit. They sit on fully fileworked and anodized titanium liners. Full Damascus backbar. Gold plated screws finish out the presentation.
The blade has silky-smooth action and is easily opened using the damascus and diamond thumb stud. The adjustable stop, unique to Johan's knives, allows the angle at which the blade is closed to be changed. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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