Dragon Teeth Damascus Senita Flipper with Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Dragon Teeth Damascus Senita Flipper with Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Mike Tyre (J.S.) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,800.00
Item num: 104203
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7 oz.
Blade: San Mai Dragon's Teeth damascus
Bolster: Explosion pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Presentation grade green/brown mammoth ivory
Style: Flipper with liner lock with caged bearings
Description: This exceptional flipper was forged and crafted by Journeyman Smith Mike Tyre. Mike was born in Logansport, Indiana. He joined the US Army in 1968 and served three tours in Vietnam, coming home a disabled vet. He attended the University of Wisconsin as an art major and moved to Arizona in 1980. Having been a knife collector for many years, when he D'Holder at the Arizona Knife Collectors Association Show, he found a teacher that could show him the way to put together a quality knife. In 2003, Tyre caught the folder bug. After spending a week with Texas legend Johnny Stout, Mike also sought instruction from Bill Ruple. Mike is a full time knifemaker. He has been featured in numerous issues of Knives Annual and Blade Magazine, as well as The Art of Custom Knifemaking by David Darom and The Art of the Knife by Joe Kerzman.
This Senita Flipper featues a san mai damascus blade combining a Dragon's Teeth damascus core surrounded by a 410 stainless steel jacket. The resulting blade is exceptionally dramatic, with stainless sides and the damascus core revealed in the swedge and grind. By forging from carbon steels, Tyre ensures a keen, long lasting edge. The blade features a modified convex flat grind for high performance. The blade rides on caged ceramic bearings for smooth action.
Handle scales are presentation grade mammoth ivory bark. They incorporate rare green and brown tones that developed across thousands of years as minerals moved from surrounding soil into the ancient ivory. The scales meet with damascus bolsters in an heirloom fit. The bolsters and scales are set in place with 18k gold plated screws.The backbar and liners are fileworked and nitre blued. It is easy to keep this flipper close at hand using the mosaic damascus pocket clip.
Exceptional work throughout!

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