Lanny's Clip Slipjoint with Feather Damascus and Ringed Gidgee

Product Description for Lanny's Clip Slipjoint with Feather Damascus and Ringed Gidgee

Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,150.00
Item num: 108371
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.4 oz.
Blade: Feather pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Fluted stainless steel
Handle: Ringed gidgee set on fileworked liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Journeyman Smith Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce has worked alongside some of the most prominent knifemakers in the world including Mastersmith Bill Burke. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant and high performing slipjoint folder.
The clip point blade is forged from Bruce's own feather pattern damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels. The complex, high contrast pattern is extremely engaging and shows lots of movement in the steel.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth, consistent action with a firm half stop. It can be easily opened using the nail nick.
Handle scales are ringed gidgee (Acacia cambagei) with gorgeous figure. Gidgee is an exceptional wood for knife handles and is considered to be one of Australia's most beautiful timbers. It has tremendous stability even when exposed to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. It is among the densest woods in the world and has a beautiful curl similar to Hawaiian koa. The handle scales are perfectly fit to 416 stainless steel bolsters. The stainless steel liners are fileworked by hand and surround a stainless steel spring. This knife could easily be at the center of any knife collection.
Exceptional work throughout!

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