Drop Point Flipper with Rooibos and Mosaic Damascus

Product Description for Drop Point Flipper with Rooibos and Mosaic Damascus

Maker: Lourens Prinsloo (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $550.00
Item num: 100692
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel, hardened to 60 Hrc
Bolster: Mosaic damascus
Handle: Rooibos wood scales
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with ball bearing pivot
Description: Lourens Prinsloo made his first knife in 1996, shortly after attending a knifemaking course with Owen Wood. In 1998 he became a member of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa. Prior to his retirement in 2016, Lourens taught engineering, graphic design, woodworking, and metalwork. This variety of experience helped him tackle the challenges that exist with creating high performing folders that are beautiful as well as functional. His main focus is making gentleman's folding knives, specifically liner locks, designed to be carried and used.
The 2.7 inch blade is formed from N690 stainless steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 60. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The blade is perfectly centered with silky smooth action -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle.
Rooibos wood scales are fit perfectly to mosaic damascus bolsters (forged from carbon steels. Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is native to South Africa. This dark wood has a swirling figure. Mosaic damascus bolsters (hand forged by Prinsloo) were forged from carbon steels. Titanium liners keep the knife light, yet strong and surround a stainless steel backbar.
Excellent work throughout!


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