Mirage Front Flipper with Damascus and Mammoth Bark

Product Description for Mirage Front Flipper with Damascus and Mammoth Bark

Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,200.00
Item num: 104221
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Ancient woolly mammoth ivory bark
Style: Liner lock front flipper
Description: Mastersmith Shane Taylor is best known for one-of-a-kind art knives, with an emphasis on pictorial mosaic damascus and highly engraved art knives. His unique vision is influenced by steam punk and gothic aethetics. Among his best known designs are the batwing fighter and the batwing folder. This knife is Shane's batwing design. Mirage beautifully combines showing off Shane's talent for forging intricate damascus and his talent for creating highly detailed engraving.
The 3.4 inch blade is a complex radialed mosaic damascus. Very few bladesmiths can make damascus patterns this intricate with very little distortion in the pattern. Because the knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural mammoth ivory handle.
The blade is perfectly centered and has exceptional action. The notched front flipper tab makes it very easy to open with your index finger or thumb. The blade can be flicked open or rotated slowly for a more gentleman style opening.
The handle is formed from ancient mammoth ivory bark, fit perfectly to radial mosaic damascus bolsters. The bolsters are a step-down construction, which makes the illusion of a longer blade. The ancient ivory chosen here is exceptional, combining caramel and coffee tones with rare black and green tones. 15N20 carbon steel liners are meticulously textured. The backbar is hand engraved by Shane both on the outside and inside. The inside of the liners were brought to a mirror polish which allows them to reflect the engraving on the inside of the backbar making the engraving look even larger. Screws throughout are textured and heat colored.
This is an exceptional one-of-a-kind folder that is sure to be at the pinnacle of any knife collection!
Excellent work throughout!

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