Product Description for Celtic Knot
Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93229
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.0 oz.
Blade: Two bar composite mosaic damascus blade forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Celtic Knotwork pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: North sea mammoth ivory set on nitre blued 15N20 carbon steel liners
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Mastersmith Shane Taylor forges a spectacular knife, and this folder is no exception. The batwing folder is the knife that has most defined Mastersmith Shane Taylor's knifemaking career. He developed this style relatively early in his knifemaking and it certainly put him on the map. It is a tremendously comfortable and engaging shape.
Shane began by forging the blade from two separate bars of his own mosaic damascus. The cutting edge is forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels. It is a twisted mosaic damascus pattern. The spine and bolsters feature his Celtic Knotwork pattern damascus. Shane combined 15N20, 1080 and 1084 carbon steels along with pure nickel to create this exquisite pattern.
The very rare mammoth ivory scales combine blue/grey and cream tones. These colors are particularly desirable and dramatic and result from minerals leaching into the ivory across thousands of years. The ivory is dovetailed to the bolsters for a perfect fit. The screws are hand fileworked and heat-blued to a complimentary hue. The thumbstud is inset with a deep blue sapphire. 15N20 liners are textured and nitre blued. The 1084 carbon steel backbar is engraved both inside and out with a detailed Celtic knot pattern -- a tremendous complement to the mosaic damascus blade and bolsters.
As with Shane's other batwing folders, the handle fits securely into the hand and allows several grips. As you'd expect, the blade is perfectly centered, and the action silky smooth. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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