Barlow Slipjoint with Rag Micarta - RWL34

Product Description for Barlow Slipjoint with Rag Micarta - RWL34

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $475.00
Item num: 101280
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.68 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Differentially finished RWL-34 stainless steel, hardened to 61 Hrc
Handle: Rag Micarta
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: This Willem Steenkamp custom Barlow slip joint is a fantastic utility folder. The spearpoint blade and ergonomic handle are perfectly designed and implemented.
Willem was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish rivals that of the best makers found anywhere.
The 2-3/4 inch blade is made from RWL-34 stainless steel. RWL-34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is made from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and resistance to cracks and chips. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. It is well centered with a firm half stop -- easily opened with the right handed thumb nick.
Handle scales are made from rag Micarta made by Willem. The many layered Micarta create a damascene-like appearance that is pleasing to the eye. A satin finished stainless steel escutcheon is inlaid into the Micarta. The inlay is flawless with absolutely no gaps.
Exceptional work throughout!

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