Engraved Interframe Backlock Folder with Blacklip and Damascus

Product Description for Engraved Interframe Backlock Folder with Blacklip and Damascus

Maker: Jack Busfield (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $4,800.00
Item num: 107738
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from stainless steels
Handle: 416 stainless steel engraved and inlaid with 24kt gold by renowned engraver Sam Alfano
Style: Folding backlock interframe
Description: This exceptional back lock folder was made by Jack Busfield. Jack is from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and sold his first knife in 1979. He was a longtime member of the Knifemakers Guild. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jack's knives were the reference standard for interframe folders. Jack has retired from making knives. The inside of the backbar is marked 12/97. This knife was in a private collection since it was made. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, it could have ben made yesterday.
Busfield started with deceivingly simple lines and worked them to perfection. The dagger-ground blade is Mike Norris stainless damascus. The flat grind nicely shows off the damascus' inherent undulating pattern. A nail nick at the front of the blade makes it easy to open.
The handle is 416 stainless steel and was engraved by Sam Alfano. Sam is renowned for his skill in both scroll engraving and figures. Floral scroll engraving interlaces with 24kt gold inlay and surrounds exhibition grade blacklip mother of pearl inlays. The 'bolster' region shows a woman engraved in bulino style. The engraving is tremendously lifelike and detailed. This is surrounded by a 24kt gold frame.
The blade is well centered and has smooth, consistent action. Exceptional work throughout.

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