Engraved Backlock Interframe Folder with Mother of Pearl and Damascus

Product Description for Engraved Backlock Interframe Folder with Mother of Pearl and Damascus

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101989
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.90 in.
Total length: 6.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.2 oz.
Blade: Cryogenically quenched, hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: 416 stainless steel with mother of pearl inlays - engraved and inlaid with 24k gold by Julien Marchal
Sheath: Red ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Backlock folder
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary. This Engraved Backlock Folder is an exceptional example of what Des is most famous for!
The hand hollow ground blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. Des hardened the blade then cryogenically quenched it in liquid nitrogen and double tempered it for maximum edge holding, strength, and stain resistance. The hollow grind shows off the intricate damascus pattern particularly well.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. The back lock is easy to disengage to release the blade.
The handle is formed from M315 stainless steel. The center of each handle is inlaid with presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl. Basketweave engraving is augmented with 24k gold inlay hand done by Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal. Julien studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium and now lives in South Africa.
The knife is accompanied by a red ostrich leather pocket pouch.
Exceptional work throughout!

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