Small Ball Release Front Flipper with Damasteel and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Small Ball Release Front Flipper with Damasteel and Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,100.00
Item num: 102005
*** 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): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Mercury effect anodized titanium
Handle: Polished lightning strike carbon fiber set on anodized, hand fileworked titanium liners
Sheath: Black ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Front flipper style ball release folder (not automatic)
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 Small Ball Release Front Flipper has handle scales formed from lightning strike carbon fiber. Bronze wires travel through the woven carbon strands. The carbon fiber is brought to a high polish. Bolsters are formed from anodized titanium with Horn's carved "Mercury Effect". The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Fileworked, anodized liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the twist pattern Damasteel back strap.
The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This style of flipper is not designed to be flicked open, but instead is rotated with the thumb. It is made from Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This heat treatment technique results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping.
Des' craftsmanship means that this locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The 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, consistent action.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days