Mina-Shippo Flipper with OU-31 and Skeletonized Titanium

Product Description for Mina-Shippo Flipper with OU-31 and Skeletonized Titanium

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100429
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.55 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.8 oz.
Blade: OU-31 tool steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Stacked stainless steel and blue anodized titanium
Sheath: Velcro knife pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ball bearing pivot
Description: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara is the adult son of renowned knifemaker Koji Hara. Dew grew up in a knife family and naturally got involved with the knifemaking by helping his father and learning his techniques. Koji Hara is well known for creating art knives with tremendous precision and detailed inlays. After working in his father's workshop for over 20 years, Dew decided to create his own knives.
The Mina-Shippo Flipper is a tactical EDC that shows Dew Hara's tremendous sense of design and skill. Although built for daily carry, this knife would feel at home in any collection.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action thanks to the ball bearing pivot. The blade can be easily deployed using the ambidextrous flipper tab. When open, the tab doubles as a guard to prevent the hand from sliding over the blade.
The clip point blade is formed from satin finished stain resistant OU-31 tool steel. OU-31 is a Japanese PM (powdered metallurgical) steel with micro-fine crystalline structure that embodies many of the best attributes needed for knives. It has high chip resistance while remaining exceptional edge holding. The blade cutout features a blue anodized titanium plate inlay. The choil, when combined with aggressive jimping, allows the user to choke up on the blade for detailed cutting tasks.
The handle combines stacked layers of 420 stainless steel and blue anodized titanium. Artistic skeletonizing through each layer lightens this very durable handle and reveals the underlying layers. The stainless liners are jewel polished on the interior. The backbar is formed from matching layers of satin finished stainless steel and anodized titanium. The pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry and is marked with serial number 028 and his makers mark.
Excellent work throughout!

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