Three Blade Sowbelly Slipjoint with Sharkstooth Damascus and Walrus Ivory

Product Description for Three Blade Sowbelly Slipjoint with Sharkstooth Damascus and Walrus Ivory

Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106131
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.59 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.8 oz.
Blade: Sharkstooth pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Satin finished 410 stainless steel
Handle: Premium bark walrus ivory
Style: Multi-blade sowbelly
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing folder. He has worked extensively with Mastersmith Bill Burke and Bill Ruple. He is a tremendous smith at the forge and his attention to detail really shows through in his slip joint folders.
All three blades are formed from Bruce's Sharkstooth pattern damascus. This complex pattern is immediately captivating. The high contrast pattern looks great from a distance, yet reveals further intricacies upon closer examination. The blades have consistent action with a firm half stop.
Handle scales are premium bark walrus ivory. Colors in the ivory developed as minerals in surrounded soil moved into the ancient ivory across thousands of years. The scales are perfectly fit to angled front and rear brushed 410 stainless steel bolsters. For superior structural integrity, the bolsters are integral to the fileworked liners. A coined central spacer adds a nice accent. Two recessed, hand domed pins complete the handle.
Exceptional work throughout!

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