Rotor Desk Knife

Product Description for Rotor Desk Knife

Maker: Jeffrey E. Driscoll (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101647
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.4 oz.
Blade: Heat blued mosaic damascus forged by Gregory Verizhnikov
Bolster: Stag
Handle: Lignum vitae with fileworked brass and snakewood
Sheath: Handmade wood sheath formed from osage orange, wenge, tulip wood, and inlaid brass
Description: Seattle native Jeff Driscoll's knives are unique, dramatic creations. A plumber by day and knifemaker by night, Jeff loves using handmade knives as his art canvas. Rotor Desk Knife shows his creativity and willingness to experiment with his work.
The mosaic pattern damascus blade was forged from carbon steels by Gregory Verizhnikov in the Ukraine. Gregory is an armorer, sword maker, blacksmith, knifemaker, and mosaic damascus maker living in Lviv. The intricate pattern is immediately captivating and draws attention for closer examination. A heat blued finish makes the blade particularly dramatic! Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation.
The handle is sculpted from natural lignum vitae wood (Guaiacum officinale). This dark green toned wood is extremely durable. It is both highly dense and resinous. It is regarded to be both the heaviest and hardest wood in the world. In fact, it is so resilient to water that it was used for propeller shaft bearings on ships. Sadly, lignum vitae has been exploited to the brink of extinction and is now endangered. The large carved rotor inlaid into the left side of the scroll is made from phospher bronze. The reverse side features a small inlaid rotor formed from red brass. The scrolls bring weight to the back of the handle to provide Jeff's intended balance point. A fileworked brass spacer is surrounded by a snakewood (Brosimum guianense) spacer and stag guard. Small brass spacers separate each section. The slim handle is lightweight and will act as a nice decoration for your desk when the knife is not in use.
To keep the knife protected during storage and transportation, a wood sheath made by Jeff is included. The sheath combines osage orange (Maclura pomifera), wenge (Millettia laurentii), and tulipwood (Dalbergia decipularis) with an additional inlaid rotor.
Great work throughout from this artistic maker.

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