Sliver Damascus Wharncliff Windowframe Front Flipper

Product Description for Sliver Damascus Wharncliff Windowframe Front Flipper

Maker: Rick Dunkerley, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $4,500.00
Item num: 102451
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels to resemble a slowly flowing stream
Handle: Matching damascus
Style: Folding linerlock
Description: Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley's knives are unique and immediately identifiable. As one of the 'Montana Mafia', he developed liner locks with some of the smoothest action of any folder maker anywhere. He proves that washers create action that is just as smooth as bearings.
Rick began making knives in 1983. In 1991, he forged his first damascus steel and knives were never the same for him. In 1997, he received the Mastersmith rating from the American Bladesmith Society, becoming the first Montana nifemaker to earn that rating. This is also the year Dunkerley started making folding knives. The Italian Knifemakers Guild awarded him their Maestro rating in 2005. He was inducted into the Montana Circle of American masters by the Montana Council for the Arts in 2014. In 2015, Rick was voted into the Art Knife Invitational as a member. His knives have won over 25 awards at shows around the world. Today, he specializes in one-of-a-kind art knives, predominantly folding knives, using the rarest and finest materials. Most of his knives are sole authorship pieces.
The damascus blade is perfectly executed and shows Mastersmith Dunkerley's tremendous skill at the forge. He forged the steel used for the blade and handle to resemble a slowing flowing stream. The blade has silky smooth action and is perfectly centered. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism.
Handle scales are formed from matching damascus. A central window on each side reveals an inset of 416 stainless steel. These are hand engraved and feature 24k gold inlays. The handles have 24k gold borders inlaid around the windows as well as his own style of engraving on the damascus. The backbar is fully engraved and fileworked inside and out. 15N20 carbon steel liners are fileworked and nitre blue colored.
Sole authorship. Exceptional!


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