Bradford Folder #1

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Product Description for Bradford Folder #1

Maker: Rick Eaton (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1735
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 8.38 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 6.72 oz.
Blade: Heat colored mosaic Damascus forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steel with 1084 nickel scroll ladder pattern
Handle: Mosaic Damascus forged from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steel with 1084 nickel scroll twisted pattern window frame
Style: Step-down side-lock folder
Description: Rick Eaton's folders are among my favorite work from any maker anywhere. Over the past two years, he has been integrating his own Damascus into his patterns, and the effect is stunning. The sole authorship Bradford Folder is the first of this design and the 100th knife that Rick has made: "01 - my 100th handmade knife" is signed inside . The blade has been heat colored for intense blues and bright silvers. The handle has been heat colored to bring out gold tones that create a perfect window frame for the heat blued meteorite and highlight the 14kt gold pins and 24kt gold Inlay.
Gibeon meteorite (Widmanstatten pattern) is set in window frames on each side. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa, over 4 billion years ago. The 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.
A mosaic Damascus shield is set on the meteorite window frames. 24k gold detailing has been inlaid throughout the knife. American scroll engraving is used throughout.
As you would expect, the action is excellent and the blade is perfectly centered.

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