Boudicca Flipper with Dragonskin Damascus, Timascus, and Twin Pockets Meteorite (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for Boudicca Flipper with Dragonskin Damascus, Timascus, and Twin Pockets Meteorite (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Anton van der Westhuizen (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 103894
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Heat colored Dragonskin damascus forged from carbon steels by Bertie Rietveld
Handle: Timascus titanium damascus frame with Gibeon Meteorite inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Framelock flipper with ceramic IKBS
Description: South African knifemaker Anton van der Westhuizen is from Port Elizabeth. He is an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa. He creates high end, elegant folding knives using only the best materials available. We were excited when he asked if we could feature some of his work at BladeGallery while we were visiting at the 2019 Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa Show and have been continued to be amazed by the quality of knives in each shipment since then.
The raised clip wharncliffe blade is made from heat colored Dragonskin damascus forged by renowned bladesmith Bertie Rietveld. The complex damascus pattern catches the eye and inspires the imagination. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth drop shut action thanks to the ceramic IKBS bearing system. The blade can easily be deployed using the ambidextrous flipper tab. Because the blade is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to protect the blade from rust and oxidation.
The titanium damascus handle is heat colored for a dramatic appearance. A sturdy framelock provides a strong lockup. Gibeon meteorite inlays are inlaid into the left scale. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!
The backspacer and custom pivot are made from matching meteorite. The pocket clip is made from Damasteel stainless damascus. It is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout!

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