Dragon's Breath Folder with Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Dragon's Breath Folder with Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98701
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 8.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Damascus flade forged from Bill's own Dragon's Breath damascus
Bolster: Heat blued matching dragon's breath damascus
Handle: Presentation grade mammoth ivory
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Mastersmith Bill Burke makes knives that are as high performance as a knife can get. He is best known for his sheep horn hunting knives and chef's knives, but for the last couple years he has been making some of the most elegant folders to be found anywhere.
The damascus blade was hand forged by Burke. This is a pattern that Bill invented and has become a hallmark of his work. The resulting blade is among the most captivating folding knives that I have ever seen! The blade can be easily opened using the faceted sapphire thumb stud. The blade is well centered with smooth, consisten action. The recurve drop point blade shape provides a particularly efficient cut.
The handle combines presentation grade mammoth ivory with heat blued damascus bolsters. The ivory, which combines green, caramel, and chocolate tones is tremendous. The colors in the ivory bark develop as minerals in surrounding soil move into the ivory across thousands of years.
Excellent work throughout!


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