Engraved Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Hippo Tooth

Product Description for Engraved Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Hippo Tooth

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105067
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.20 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Zirconium inlaid with 24k gold and engraved by Julien Marchal
Handle: Hippopotamus tooth
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Ball release 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 large ball release gent's flipper has hippo tooth handle scales. Zirconium bolsters are meticulously engraved and inlaid with 24k gold by Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal. Julien studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium and now lives in South Africa.
The blade is hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast steel is both dramatic and extremely high performing. A double temper and cryogenically treatment results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Anodized and hand fileworked titanium liners are Grade V titanium and surround the stainless damascus back spacer.
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The front flipper opener is easy to use -- it is designed for easy single handed opening and closing rather than a modern 'flicking' flipper. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth, consistent action.
The knife is accompanied by an ostrich leather pocket pouch.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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