Meteorite and Damascus Folder

Product Description for Meteorite and Damascus Folder

Maker: Hennie du Plessis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 105693
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Gibeon meteorite set on textured, anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker Hennie Du Plessis creates an exceptional folder. This meteorite and damascus folder is among his best to date.
The blade is hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus steel is created using powder metallurgical manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. Hennie heat treated the blade to 60-61 Hrc to ensure a long lasting cutting edge. It is easily opened using the right handed thumb stud. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth, consistent action. It is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are Gibeon meteorite. Titanium liners are textured, fileworked and anodized. They surround a textured titanium backbar. The gently rounded handle is comfortable to grip. The meteorite used for these scales is particularly nice and has no inclusions. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!
Exceptional work throughout!

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