Meteorite Ball-Release with Hippo Tooth

Product Description for Meteorite Ball-Release with Hippo Tooth

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84890
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.87 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.36 oz.
Blade: Stainless steel Damascus by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Meteorite from the Gibeon land fall in Namibia with a silicon nitride indent and release ball
Handle: Hippo tooth
Style: Ball release flipper folder
Description: Des makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. The high-tech materials in this knife are juxtaposed against some of the best that nature can offer. The silicon nitride for the indent ball and the release ball came from the space program. The bolsters are Gibeon meteorite. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa and radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years old. Its 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. Hippo tooth scales have their natural texture and meet with the meteorite bolsters in a graceful arch. Fully fileworked blue anodized titanium liners bring color to the knife. Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The flipper opener is easy to use. The ball-lock release makes for an easy one handed close (not an automatic). The blade is perfectly centered and has silky-smooth action. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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