Oyster Front Flipper with Black G10 and Wild Olive

Product Description for Oyster Front Flipper with Black G10 and Wild Olive

Maker: John Arnold (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108032
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Satin finished N690 stainless steel
Handle: Black G-10 with wild olive wood inlays
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Description: Growing up in a house where everybody had creative hobbies, John Arnold has always enjoyed making things with his hands. A part time knifemaker and retired architect, John Arnold finds both joy and satisfaction in designing and constructing well balanced, well proportioned and beautiful knives. The Knifemakers Guild of South Africa recognized John's skill and accepted him as a member in September 2006. John currently serves on the membership committee of the KGSA. He developed the Oyster Front Flipper as a design to be made for the KGSA knifemaking competition.
Arnold designed this strong, reliable folder for everyday carry, yet it could easily be a cherished knife in any collection. The blade is satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. The action is silky smooth. The blade is perfectly centered without the slightest wobble. A front flipper assists in the ease of opening. This style of flipper is designed to be rotated out, rather than flicked, though it can be flicked with a bit of practice. The compact front flipper is easy to use and does not get caught on things while kept in the pocket.
The blade is hand ground N690 stainless steel. N690 is created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds onto it. Increased toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge. A hand rubbed satin finish adds to the heirloom appearance.
Black G-10 handles scales are inlaid with wild olive wood. The inlays are flawless with no visible gap between the materials. Anodized titanium liners keep the knife strong, yet light. The anodized titanium pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip-up carry. At just 2 oz, this knife is easy for everyday carry.
Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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