Front Flipper with Shred Carbon Fiber, Meteorite and Damasteel

Product Description for Front Flipper with Shred Carbon Fiber, Meteorite and Damasteel

Maker: Hennie du Plessis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 109171
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.0 oz.
Blade: Hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Gibeon meteorite
Handle: Shred carbon fiber set on textured titanium liners
Sheath: Zipper pouch
Style: Liner lock front flipper
Description: South African knifemaker Hennie Du Plessis creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play.
The blade is hand ground stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast, high performance steel immediately grabs attention. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
Handle scales are shred carbon fiber, set on textured, hand fileworked titanium liners. Jimping on the thumb rest provides a comfortable, secure grip. Gibeon meteorite bolsters are dovetailed to the scales for a perfect fit. 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!
Titanium liners surround the engraved stainless steel backspacer. The backbar was hand engraved by Ilze du Plessis. The stainless damascus pocket clip is mounted for right-side, tip up carry.
Excellent work throughout!

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