Ray Flipper with Copper Wash Damascus San Mai and Titanium

Product Description for Ray Flipper with Copper Wash Damascus San Mai and Titanium

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103286
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.0 oz.
Blade: Deeply etched VG-10 stainless san mai damascus with a copperwash finish
Handle: Satin finished titanium scales set on stainless steel liners
Style: Linerlock flipper with ball bearing pivot
Description: Ryuichi (Dew) Hara is the 44 year old son of renowned knifemaker Koji Hara. Dew grew up in a knife family and naturally got involved with the knifemaking by helping his father and learning his techniques. Koji Hara is well known for create art knives with tremendous precision and detailed inlays. After working in his father's workshop for over 20 years, Dew decided to create his own knives.
The Ray Flipper is a nice midsized utility folder. Its blade is perfectly centered and easy to open one-handed using the ambidextrous flipper tab.
The wharncliffe blade is formed from VG-10 stainless san mai damascus with a copperwash finish. A VG-10 stainless steel core is surrounded by softer damascus sides. The copperwash finish is created by dissolving copper in ferric chloride and using the ferric to etch the blade. This creates an engaging copper hue in the layers of steel in the damascus. A hollow grind provides an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are formed from titanium with a hand rubbed satin finish. The sides of the scales and the 420 stainless steel liners are meticulously textured. The liners surround a matching satin finished 420 stainless steel backbar. The backbar is slotted so a lanyard can be added. The satin finished pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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