City Light Front Flipper with Mokuti and Carbon Fiber - RWL-34 - PROTOTYPE

Product Description for City Light Front Flipper with Mokuti and Carbon Fiber - RWL-34 - PROTOTYPE

Maker: Jean-Pierre Martin (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,800.00
Item num: 106171
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.85 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.6 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish and Mokuti inlays
Handle: Carbon fiber with hidden Mokuti pocket clip
Sheath: Leather pouch
Style: Sidelock front flipper
Description: French knifemaker Jean-Pierre Martin makes an exceptional gentleman's folder. A lover of technique and precision, Jean-Pierre started his career as an auto mechanic and later became a self taught blacksmith. This love for working with his hands led him to the world of high end cutlery. Today, he is considered one of the great French cutlery makers and his work is rarely seen outside of France. We were extremely pleased to be able to meet with him at the 2022 Blade Show and present some of his work here in the United States!
This blade rotates on washers and has silky-smooth action. The perfectly centered blade can be deployed easily using the jimped front flipper tab.
The blade is RWL-34 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish. RWL-34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is made from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel higher strength and resistance to cracks and chips. Jimping on the spine provides an excellent thumb purchase. Mokuti is inlaid into both sides of the blade at the ricasso.
Handle scales are carbon fiber. A nested sidelock and carbon fiber backbar keep this knife incredibly lightweight at just 2.4 ounces! The contoured scales fill your hand nicely and provide a comfortable grip. Mokuti pivot collars surround the polished pivot. Prototype is marked on the inside of the handle. Martin's signature hidden pocket clip is mounted on the right side of the knife. When not in use, the pocket clip recedes into the scale to prevent hot spots. When the top of the Mokuti pocket clip is pressed, the clip bends outward and will clip comfortably into your pocket.
Excellent work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days