X-Plain Front Flipper with Titanium Damascus and Marbled Carbon Fiber

Product Description for X-Plain Front Flipper with Titanium Damascus and Marbled Carbon Fiber

Maker: Corrie Schoeman (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $690.00
Item num: 100231
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Blade: 1095 carbon steel with a differential heat treatment
Handle: Timascus titanium damascus set on a black G10 underlay
Style: Front flipper with liner lock
Description: Corrie Schoeman’s knives are world renowned for their beautiful, unique designs. His artistry and design sense are immediately identifiable. Corrie started making knives about 30 years while attending school. His first knife was a big Bowie made from a car spring and he obtained a piece of stag from his local zoo for the handle. Fellow students were enthralled and he began taking orders to make more. Even after earning two university degrees, he continued to make knives part-time, but it became such a passion that he is now a full-time knifemaker. He has been a member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 1985 and one of the three members of the prospective member evaluation committee. Today he makes folders and automatics using the best exotic materials. His folders have fileworked liners and backstraps, with attention paid to every detail.
This X-Plain Front Flipper is a tremendous example of Corrie's work. The action is smooth and consistent, running on caged bearings. The blade is perfectly centered. The front flipper on this folder is extremely easy to use. Its small size means it doesn't get caught on things in the pocket.
The blade is 1095 carbon steel. A differential heat treatment is visible in the undulating line (called a hamon) travelling across the blade. Corrie created this blade borrowing a technique from Japanese swords. The spine was coated in clay to act as a heat treatment. This technique ensures a keen, long lasting cutting edge with a softer, more supportive spine. The blade is hollow ground for a thin, high performance cutting edge.
Titanium liners are hand fileworked. Black G10 is set between the liners and the Timascus titanium damascus scale. The back side features a marbled carbon fiber hidden pocket clip, mounted for right-handed, tip-down carry. The titanium back spacer is fileworked and anodized blue in the bevels. It is completed with a faceted ruby set at the top of the backspacer and on the flipper.
Excellent work throughout!

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