Large Ball Release Folder with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Damascus

Product Description for Large Ball Release Folder with Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber and Damascus

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101988
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Matching stainless damascus
Handle: Lightning strike carbon fiber set on fileworked, anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Ball release gent's front flipper folder
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. This elegant gent's flipper shows Horn's work at its best.
This large ball release gent's flipper has handles of lightning strike carbon fiber. This material, which was originally developed by the military to deflect lightning bolts while flying through storms, has copper wires woven through the carbon fibers.
Both the blade and bolsters are formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast steel is both dramatic and extremely high performing. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Anodized and hand fileworked titanium liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the stainless damascus back spacer.
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The front flipper opener is easy to use -- it is designed for easy single handed opening and closing rather than a modern 'flicking' flipper. The blade is well centered and has smooth action.
The knife is accompanied by an ostrich leather pocket pouch.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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