Engraved Front Flipper with Swordfish Bill and Basketweave Damascus

Product Description for Engraved Front Flipper with Swordfish Bill and Basketweave Damascus

Maker: Frank Edwards (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106286
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.78 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Basketweave mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Engraved mild steel inlaid with 24k gold and fine silver inlay
Handle: Dyed and stabilized swordfish bill
Sheath: Padded zipper pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper
Description: Frank Edwards began his journey into knifemaking in 2009 and started forging in 2011. He joined the American Bladesmith Society in 2017 and has taken classes from some of the greats in the custom knife world including mastersmiths Bill Burke and Rick Dunkerley. In a relatively short time, Frank is creating world class folders that rival those made by his teachers.
The intricate basketweave pattern mosaic damascus blade was hand forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels. The high contrast pattern is captivating and will have excellent edge retention. Because this knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil both the blade and stabilized and dyed swordfish bill handle scales. The blade rotates on Teflon washers and has silky-smooth action. It is perfectly centered and can be easily deployed using the inobtrusive front flipper tab.
Swordfish bill handle scales are dovetailed to mild steel bolsters, ensuring a perfect fit. Hand fileworked, polished and nitre blued steel liners surround the backbar. The bolsters are meticulously inlaid with 24k gold and fine silver accents, bringing in warm tones. The backbar and bolsters were hand engraved by Frank. The combination of the engraving and inlay is particularly dramatic. Screws throughout are heat colored and hand fileworked.
Excellent work throughout!

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