Engraved Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Feather Damascus

Product Description for Engraved Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Feather Damascus

Maker: Frank Edwards (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103218
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Gun blued mild steel, inlaid with 24k gold
Handle: Ancient woolly mammoth ivory bark
Sheath: Leather slip pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper
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 feather pattern mosaic damascus blade was forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The high contrast pattern is captivating and will have excellent edge retention. 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 inobtrusive front flipper tab.
Bark mammoth ivory handle scales are dovetailed to gun blued mild steel bolsters, ensuring a perfect fit. Deep blue ivory of this quality is virtually impossible to find today. Hand fileworked, polished and nitre blued steel liners surround the backbar. The bolsters are meticulously inlaid with 24k gold accents. The backbar is hand engraved by Frank -- both inside and out. The combination of the engraving and 24k gold accents is particularly dramatic. Screws throughout are heat colored and fileworked. The knife is lightweight and feels exceptional in hand.
Excellent work throughout!

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