Mini Mina Flipper with San Mai Damascus and Titanium (#011)

Product Description for Mini Mina Flipper with San Mai Damascus and Titanium (#011)

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100432
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.90 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.83 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus with a VG-10 stainless steel core
Handle: Skeletonized titanium scales set on skeletonized 420 stainless steel liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with bearing pivot
Description: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara is the 42 year old 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 Mini Mina Flipper is a tactical EDC that shows Dew Hara's tremendous sense of design and skill. Although designed for daily carry, this knife would feel at home in any collection.
The clip point blade is formed from san mai damascus. A central VG-10 stainless steel core is surrounded by layers of alternating stainless and nickel. San mai provides a hard cutting edge, but prevents the blade from becoming to brittle. VG-10 has exceptional wear resistance and can take a razor sharp edge. The polished surface shows the many dramatic layers. Aggressive jimping and a choil allow you to choke up on the blade for more delicate cutting tasks.
The blade runs on bearings and is easily opened using the ambidextrous flipper mechanism. The blade is well centered and has silky-smooth action.
The handle is made from skeletonized titanium scales set on skeletonzed 420 stainless steel liners. The liners are jeweled polished on the interior. The scales are satin finished. A differential anodization is featured around the sides of the scales. The unique stacked backbar is formed from layers of titanium and stainless steel. The stainless steel pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry and is marked with serial number 011 and his makers mark.
Excellent work throughout!

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