Engraved Radial Damascus Folder with Carved Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Engraved Radial Damascus Folder with Carved Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Frank Edwards (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103217
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Radial mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Matching mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels - hand engraved and inlaid with 24k gold
Handle: Ancient woolly mammoth ivory bark
Sheath: Leather slip pouch
Style: Linerlock folder
Description: Frank Edwards began his journey into knifemaking in 2009 and started forging in 2011. He joined the American Bladesmith Society in 2017 and recently completed a folder class taught by Mastersmiths Bill Burke and Rick Dunkerley. Frank has spent some time working alongside Mastersmith Burke in his workshop since the class, which has taken his work to a completely new level!
The radial pattern mosaic damascus blade and bolsters were forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The high contrast pattern is captivating and will have excellent edge retention.The pattern is extremely controlled and shows tremendous skill at the forge. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and natural stag handle scales. The blade rotates on Teflon washers and has silky smooth-action. It is perfectly centered and can be easily deployed using the right-handed, fileworked thumbstud.
Bark mammoth ivory handle scales are dovetailed to matching mosaic damascus bolsters, ensuring a perfect fit. Hand fileworked, polished and nitre blued steel liners surround the backbar.
The bolsters and backbar are meticulously hand engraved by Frank. The combination of the engraving, 24k gold frame, and underlying damascus on the bolsters is particularly dramatic. The backbar was meticulously hand engraved, both inside and out. Screws throughout are heat colored and fileworked. The knife is lightweight and feels exceptional in hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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