Hannya and Cherry Blossoms: Engraved Mina Flipper with Arashiiro Copper

Product Description for Hannya and Cherry Blossoms: Engraved Mina Flipper with Arashiiro Copper

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103294
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 6.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished OU-31 semi-stainless steel
Handle: Engraved arashiiro copper set on 420 stainless steel underlays
Sheath: Pouch
Description: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara is the adult 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 creating 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 clip point blade is formed from mirror polished, ultra-high performing OU-31 stainless steel. The blade runs on bearings and is easily opened using the ambidextrous flipper mechanism. It is perfectly centered and has smooth action.
This one-of-a-kind Mina Flipper features Hannya and cherry blossoms themed engraving. The Hannya mask is a mask used in Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon. It possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic eyes, and a leering mouth. The handle is made from copper patinaed with a arashi-iro technique. The copper surface is treated with various chemicals to create a dramatic patterned antiqued patina. Mirror polished 420 stainless steel underlays are set on heat colored 420 stainless steel liners. The liners are jewel polished on the interior. The layered backbar combines 420 stainless steel and copper. The satin finished pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry is marked with "1 of 1" and his makers mark.
Excellent work throughout!

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