Backlock Folder with Mercury Effect Steel and Pietersite

Product Description for Backlock Folder with Mercury Effect Steel and Pietersite

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105066
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Hand ground, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Carved M315 stainless steel with pietersite inlays
Sheath: Ostrich leather pouch
Style: Backlock folder
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary. This Backlock Folder is an exceptional example of what Des is most famous for!
The hand ground blade is stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. Des hardened the blade then cryogenically quenched it in liquid nitrogen and double tempered it for maximum edge holding, strength, and stain resistance.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. The pivot is the unique internally threaded system developed by Des so that the pivot area shows no pinning at all. The back lock is easy to operate to release the blade from its locked position.
The handle is hand carved from M315 stainless steel. The center of each handle is inlaid with Pietersite. This Namibian stone is a variety of quartz composed of tiger's tye, hawk's eye and jasper. It is characterized by an incredible chatoyancy and brilliance of life within the stone. The stone was discovered by Sid Pieters in Windhoek, Namibia, and is nicknamed the tempest stone for its swirling storm-like pattern.
This Backlock Folder is accompanied by an ostrich leather pouch.
Exceptional work throughout!

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