Coke Bottle Slipjoint with Ladder Damascus and Ancient Walrus Ivory

Product Description for Coke Bottle Slipjoint with Ladder Damascus and Ancient Walrus Ivory

Maker: Harvey J. Dean, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101447
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 9.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from 1075 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel front and rear bolsters
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Mastersmith Harvey Dean has been handcrafting knives since 1981 and began hand forging blades in 1986. As a member of the American Bladesmith Society, he received his Mastersmith rating in 1992. Dean strives to use the best quality materials in every knife he makes. He prefers to use natural materials for handles, such as hardwoods, antler, pearl, and ancient ivory.
This large Coke Bottle pattern slipjoint folder from Mastersmith Dean measures just under 5-1/2 inches long when closed. It is exceptionally rare to see a slipjoint folder this large! The blade can be easily opened using the nail nick or fuller. The action is smooth with a firm half stop.
Harvey forged the Ladder pattern damascus blade from 1075 and 15N20 carbon steels, providing exceptional edge retention. A long swedge runs almost the entire length of the blade. Harvey's maker mark is shown on the left side of the ricasso.
The handle is made from ancient walrus ivory, well matched in blue and cream tones. The scales are secured to the stainless liners using 3 pins. Front and rear bolsters and the inlaid bowtie shield are all made from satin finished 416 stainless steel. The backspring is made from ATS-34 stainless steel that has been hand stippled for some extra flair.
Excellent work throughout!

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