Sleeveboard Slipjoint with Burlap Micarta - RWL-34 Stainless

Product Description for Sleeveboard Slipjoint with Burlap Micarta - RWL-34 Stainless

Maker: Willem O'Kelly (K'roo Custom Blades) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108218
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.40 in.
Total length: 6.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.6 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Satin finished stainless steel
Handle: Burlap Micarta
Sheath: Leather pocket pouch
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Willem O'Kelly is a custom knifemaker from the Great Karoo desert region of South Africa. Willem's brand name, K'roo Custom Blades, derives its name from the Great Karoo. The locals pronounce Karoo with the 'a' silent, so it is pronounced much like 'crew' in English. Willem started making knives as hobby in 2005. He was a professional hunter and so mostly made hunting knives and rustic knives for black powder hunters and re-enactors. His love for slipjoint and backlock folders became his passion and today these make up the vast majority of knives he makes.
The blade on this Sleeveboard Slipjoint Folder is hand ground RWL-34 stainless steel. A flat grind ensures effortless cutting. RWL-34 is a premium powder metallurgy cutlery steel manufactured by ERASTEEL in Söderfors, Sweden. Because it is manufactured from rapidly solidified powders, the microstructure of the steel is much more uniform. This gives the steel much higher strength and durability while maintaining very high wear resistance. A hand rubbed satin finish lends an heirloom quality to Willem's work.
Burlap Micarta scales are secured to the stainless steel frame using stainless steel pins. An arrowhead escutcheon is beautifully inlaid into the left side scale. The inlay is flawless with no visible gaps. The scales meet perfectly with satin finished stainless steel bolsters.
Excellent work throughout!

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