Empire Flipper with Carbon Fiber - RWL-34 (Tashi Bharucha Collaboration)

Product Description for Empire Flipper with Carbon Fiber - RWL-34 (Tashi Bharucha Collaboration)

Maker: Jean-Pierre Martin (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,200.00
Item num: 106174
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Carbon fiber
Sheath: Leather pouch
Style: Sidelock ball bearing 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 Blade Show 2022 and present some of his work here in the United States! This knife was a collaboration between Jean-Pierre and fellow French maker Tashi Bharucha. Tashi designed the knife and hand ground the blade. Jean-Pierre made the rest of the folder.
This blade rotates on ball bearings and has silky-smooth, drop shut action. The perfectly centered blade can be deployed easily using the ambidextrous flipper tab.
The blade, hand ground by Tashi Bharucha, is RWL-34 stainless steel with a meticulous 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.
Handle scales are carbon fiber. The ridges, raised backspacer is matching carbon fiber. The deep carry pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry.
Excellent work throughout!


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