Kisaragi Flipper with Copper

Product Description for Kisaragi Flipper with Copper

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $650.00
Item num: 100838
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: DLC coated OU-31 semi-stainless steel
Handle: Satin finished copper set on 420 stainless steel liners
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Linerlock flipper with 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.
Kisaragi gets its namesake from one of twelve Mutsuki-class destroyers, built for the Imperial Japanese Navy before World War II. Kisaragi was the second major Japanese warship lost during the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Like a well built ship, this knife has elegant lines, and echoes durability built in a small package.
The modified wharnecliffe blade is formed from ultra-high performing OU-31 semi-stainless steel. It is brought to a beautiful mirror polish in the grinds and satin finish on the flats. A non-reflective, durable DLC coating provides great contrast. OU-31 has exceptional wear resistance and can take a strong razor sharp edge. 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 perfectly centered and has smooth action.
The handle is made from satin finished, layered copper. 420 stainless steel liners are jewel polished on the interior. The stainless steel back spacer has jimping to provide additional traction when pulling the folder from the pocket. The satin finished pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry is marked with serial number 052 and his makers mark. Black DLC coated screws and pivot provide a nice contrast.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days