Small Ball Release Front Flipper with Raffir and Damascus

Product Description for Small Ball Release Front Flipper with Raffir and Damascus

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102003
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Trextured and anodized titanium
Handle: Raffir
Sheath: 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 small ball release gent's front flipper combines has linear stainless damascus with linear Raffir. The combination is particularly dramatic.
The bladeis hand ground from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast steel is both dramatic and extremely high performing. Des gets the best performance from this steel by cryogenically quenching in liquid nitrogen and double tempering. 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 perfectly centered and has smooth action.
The knife is accompanied by a black leather pocket pouch.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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