Meteorite Hunter

Product Description for Meteorite Hunter

Maker: Hennie du Plessis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108109
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.10 in.
Total length: 8.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 23.8 oz.
Blade: Hand ground Gibeon meteorite
Bolster: Damascus - forged from carbon steels
Handle: Stabilized giraffe bone
Sheath: Presentation box hand built by Brian Coetzee
Description: South African knifemaker Hennie du Plessis creates an exceptional knife. This meteorite hunter shows his tremendous attention to all the details. The fit and finish is impeccable, providing an excellent showcase of exotic materials. This knife is sure to be the pride of most any collection.
The hand ground blade is Gibeon meteorite. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!
Handle scales are dyed and stabilized giraffe bone. They are set on the meteorite full tang for strength and durability. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills your hand perfectly. A large choil provides control for detail oriented tasks. By using torx screws, Hennie ensures the knife can be taken apart if future repairs are ever needed. Damascus bolsters are dovetailed to the scales, ensuring a perfect fit.
This knife comes in a presentation birdseye maple wood box, hand build by Brian Coetzee. Brian is well known for his exceptional, precision boxes.
Excellent work throughout!

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