Damascus Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Snakewood

Product Description for Damascus Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Snakewood

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103814
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Stainless damascus
Handle: Snakewood set on fileworked, anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Brown ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Ball release front flipper
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. The high-tech materials in this knife are juxtaposed against some of the best that nature can offer.
The blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. Des performs a particularly good heat treatment, resulting in optimal edge holding. The blade was hardened then cryogenically quenched in liquid nitrogen and double tempered. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!).
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The inobtrusive front flipper is tremendously easy to use and won't get caught on things in your pocket. This style of flipper is designed to be rotated out with your thumb.
This ball release folder has handle scales formed from presentation grade snakewood (Brosimum guianense). The warm toned wood has dramatic darker brown snakeskin patterns. Handle scales are heirloom fit to stainless damascus bolsters. Fileworked and blue anodized titanium liners surround a Damasteel stainless damascus backbar.
This knife will feel right at home at the bottom of your pocket or in the coin pocket of a pair of jeans -- though it would easily be the highlight of most collections. A brown ostrich leather pocket pouch is included to protect it while in the pocket.
Excellent work throughout!

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