Damascus Backlock Interframe with Bulino Engraving and Blacklip Mother of Pearl

Product Description for Damascus Backlock Interframe with Bulino Engraving and Blacklip Mother of Pearl

Maker: Joe Kious (deceased 2014) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,950.00
Item num: 109123
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.57 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from stainless steels
Handle: 416 stainless steel engraved and inlaid with 24k gold by renowned engraver Sam Alfano
Style: Backlock interframe folder
Description: This majestic backlock interframe folder was made by Joe Kious. Joe specialized in investment-quality interframes and was a longtime Knifemakers Guild member. He passsed away in Dec. 2014. Joe sold his first knife in 1969. Joe was an exemplary member of the Guild and freely shared his knowledge with other makers. His knives reflect a great deal of thought, crafsmanship, and artistry. He was a true master. This folder has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances, it could have been made yesterday. The dagger-ground blade is hand ground damascus forged by Mike Norris. The flat grinds nicely show off the damascus' inherent pattern.
The handle is 416 stainless steel and was engraved by Sam Alfano. Sam is renowned for his skill in both scroll engraving and bulino figures. Floral scroll engraving interlaces with 24kt gold inlay and surrounds exhibition grade black lip mother of pearl inlays. The 'bolster' region of each scale show a detailed engraved woman. This is surrounded by a 24kt gold frame.
The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action. Exceptional work throughout.

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days