Sora Flipper with San Mai Damascus

Product Description for Sora Flipper with San Mai Damascus

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103290
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.29 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: VG-10 stainless san mai damascus
Handle: Antiqued copper scales set on 420 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 Sora Flipper is a full size folder with tremendous presence. It shows Ryuchi Hara's tremendous sense of design and skill, as well as his devition to high performance knives. The handle combines pieced antiqued copper handles scales with antiqued brass details. This dramatic folder was in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. It is in new condition and by all appearances, Dew could have made it yesterday.
The pierced leaf blade is hand ground from VG-10 stainless san mai damascus. A central core of VG-10 stainless steel is surrounded by many layers of alternating linear damascus. It features a high performance convex grind.
Handle scales are formed from copper, antiqued using ammonia gas. Sections are brass are inlaid for contast. These feature a shikoku kezuir finish. Traditional Japanese color lacquer is applied, then partially scaped from the surface. The results are particularly beautiful. The scales are set on textured 420 stainless steel liners, which in turn surround the matching stainless steel backbar.
Excellent work throughout! This is a beautiful folder -- both when open and when closed.

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