Samurai: Engraved Mina Flipper with Kuroyogoshi Copper

Product Description for Samurai: Engraved Mina Flipper with Kuroyogoshi Copper

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100839
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.6 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished stainless damascus
Handle: Engraved kuroyogoshi copper set on 420 stainless steel underlays
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.
The clip point blade is formed from mirror polished stainless damascus. The blade runs on bearings and is easily opened using the ambidextrous flipper mechanism. It is perfectly centered and has smooth action.
This one-of-a-kind Mina Flipper features samurai themed engraving. The handle is made from copper patinaed with a kuroyogoshi technique. Pigment is mixed into lacquer and baked. Then Ohaguro (a mix of burnt scrap iron suspended in sake and vinegar) is used to create a mat finish. A samurai is shown with drawn sword, standing below a cherry tree. Mirror polished 420 stainless steel underlays are set on heat colored 420 stainless steel liners. The liners are jewel polished on the interior. The layered backbar combines 420 stainless steel and copper. The satin finished, heat colored pocket clip is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry is marked with "1 of 1" and his makers mark.
Excellent work throughout!

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