Product Description for Ancient Ocean
Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87621
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.11 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 4.65 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 oz.
Blade: Heat blued Radial pattern mosaic Damascus steel forged from carbon steels
Handle: Heat blued, carved and engraved carbon steel with 24 kt gold inlaid frame
Description: Ancient Ocean is an exquisite batwing folder that continues a dramatic aquatic theme throughout the knife -- from the inlaid fossil brain coral to coral strands and detailed engraving of baculite patterns. All of these tell the story of a time when Western Montana was once covered in prehistoric waves.
The mosaic Damascus blade shows alternating complex radials designed to compliment the twisted pattern of fossil brain coral set into the handle. The damascus has been heat blued and shows off blue and gold tones. A faceted Montana garnet thumb stud provides easy opening of the blade.
A window frame on each side of the scales reveals an inlaid fossil brain coral. Entangled, carved seaweed tentacles travel over the window frames. The bolster area of the handle is engraved in a baculite pattern. These extinct marine ammonites lived throughout the Cretaceous period. The straight shells have a dramatic pattern throughout. These fossils were found by Shane near his family ranch. Shane has included a 2 inch section of fossil baculite, also found by Shane at the same location. Some of the outer shell is still present on this larger section of fossil.
The screws throughout have been meticulously textured. The entire all-steel handle in framed with 24kt gold inlay. 15N20 carbon steel liners have been textured and heat blued. The backbar and spine have been engraved in a line of circles, similar to the baculite columns. The engraving continues on the inside of the backbar and is completed with Shane's mark, "ST". Silky smooth action with a very satisfying click upon engagement.
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