Damascus Framelock Flipper with Sculpted Titanium Damascus

Product Description for Damascus Framelock Flipper with Sculpted Titanium Damascus

Maker: Jurgen Schanz (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,450.00
Item num: 101272
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.33 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus hand forged from Sandvik 19C27 and 1.4034 stainless steels by Schanz
Handle: Sculpted titanium damascus forged by Schanz
Style: Framelock flipper
Description: This exceptional flipper was handmade by Jurgen Schanz of Stutensee, Germany. I was very excited when Andre Thorburn introduced me to his friend Jurgen at the 2018 East Coast Custom Knife Show. Seeing Thorburn's respect for Schanz' skills, immediately drew my attention.
At 18, Schanz began his apprenticeship in Esslingen and in 1992 he received the German National Tradesman Prize. Three years later, he qualified as a master smith with merit. In 1995, he was admitted as one of just over 100 members to the German Knife Makers' Guild, where is now vice president.
The blade is formed from Juergen's own stainless damascus. At 61-62 Hrc, this knife will have exceptional edge holding. The blade has smooth, consistent action and is effortlessly opened using the flipper tab.
The frame is formed from a titanium damascus front side and titanium back side. The titanium damascus is sculpted for a terrific hand-feel. The titanium side is lightly textured. Both sides are anodized to a deep blue. Very few makers have the skill to create their own titanium damascus. A single anodized titanium barrel spacer keeps the knife rigid, while light yet strong. A stainless damascus pocket clip makes it easy to keep this flipper close at hand.
Exceptional work throughout!

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