Model 450 Front Flipper with Damasteel and Gold

Product Description for Model 450 Front Flipper with Damasteel and Gold

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106768
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.68 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Double tempered, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus by Damasteel
Handle: Hardened Damasteel with 18K gold pins
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper
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 Damasteel Model 450 front flipper is an exceptional example of why Des' knives are legendary!
The blade is Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This style of heat treatment results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This style of flipper doesn't catch on things in the pocket and can be flicked out using the thumb or index finger. The inlaid lock bar is grade V titanium with a silicon nitride detent ball (Hrc 93!).
The handle is hardened Damasteel surrounding a twist pattern Damasteel backbar. By hardening the scales, Des ensures they are harder to scuff and scratch from carry. 18K gold pins are used throughout.
To protect the knife during storage and transportation, a grey ostrich leather pocket pouch is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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