Mina Mina Flipper with San Mai Damascus and Hido Patina Copper

Product Description for Mina Mina Flipper with San Mai Damascus and Hido Patina Copper

Maker: Dew (Ryuichi) Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103295
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.90 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished VG-10 stainless san mai damascus
Handle: Copper scales with Hido patina, 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 Mini Mina Flipper is a tactical EDC that shows Ryuchi Hara's tremendous sense of design and skill. The handle combines layered, pieced, copper with stainless steel and anodized titanium.
The clip point 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. A hollow grind provides an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are formed from copper and feature a traditional Japanese patina known as Hido. The copper is heated until right before its melting point and quenched to produce a very pleasing scarlet red patina. The copper scales are set on satin finished 420 stainless steel liners. The backbar combines copper with stainenless steel. Titanium screws throughout are gold anodized. The anodized, satin finished titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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