Silver Peacock - L44 (Ceramic IKBS - CTS-XHP)

Product Description for Silver Peacock - L44 (Ceramic IKBS - CTS-XHP)

Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104507
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Blade: remium CTS-XHP stainless steel, hardened to 60-61 Hrc
Handle: Solid sterling silver with inlaid natural faceted gem stones
Sheath: Padded pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS flipper style folding liner lock
Description: This spectacular folder is a collaboration between South African knifemaker André Thorburn and Garri Dadyan, National Artist of the (former) Soviet Union. The combination of their diverse skills results in one of the most dramatic and elegant knives ever made.
Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The action on his knives is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the ambidextrous flipper toggle. Andre's mechanism and drop shut action is among the best to be found anywhere. The blade uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This special folder is made with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds -- extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. Thorburn is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
Handle scales were created by Garri Dadyan. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Garri was named a National Master Artist of the (former) Soviet Union in 1985 for his unparalleled mastery of repousse metal work. In 1993, he became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in recognition of his superior artistry. A master metal worker, Mr. Dadyan employs the techniques of chasing, repousse, filigree and granulation, wax casting, engraving and niello with equal virtuosity. Working in solid sterling silver with precious gems, Garri brings old world mastery to the new world that no other knifemaker can emulate.
The drop point blade is hand ground Carpenter CTS-XHP stainless steel. This US-made steel is an air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy. At Hrc 60-61, this knife will have exceptional edge holding! The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. By differentially finishing the blade, Andre emphasized his clean grind lines.
The meticulously carved scales are formed from solid .925 sterling silver. The three dimensional scales depict a detailed peacock with matching floral scrolls. The eyes are formed from faceted sapphires. Anodized and fileworked titanium liners surround the black G10 backbar. Natural gemstones are hand set throughout the handle and include:
Garnet - 2x 6.5mm & 2x 3mm
Citrine - 2x 4.5mm & 2x 3.5mm
Peridot - 2x 4mm & 2x 3mm
Amethyst - 2x 4mm
Diamond - 2x 6mm
Sapphire - 2x 2mm
Simply exceptional!

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