Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Damascus

Product Description for Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Mammoth Ivory and Damascus

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106764
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Mercury effect textured zirconium
Handle: Presentation grade mammoth ivory bark set on anodized titanium liners
Sheath: Leather pocket pouch
Style: Front flipper style ball release folder (not automatic)
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary.
This Large Ball Release Front Flipper has presentation grade mammoth bark handle scales. The ancient ivory is brought to a high polish. Bolsters are textured zirconium in a technique that Des calls Mercury Effect. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Fileworked, anodized liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the Damasteel back strap.
The blade is hand ground Swedish Damasteel stainless damascus which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This heat treatment technique results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping.
Des' craftsmanship means that this locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The flipper opener is easy to use -- it is designed for easy single handed opening and closing rather than a modern 'flicking' flipper. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth, consistent action.
The knife is accompanied by a leather pocket pouch. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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