Blue Mammoth Folder (M17)

Product Description for Blue Mammoth Folder (M17)

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88361
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 1.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.5 oz.
Blade: Heat colored mosaic Damascus forged from carbon steels by Ettoré Gianferarri in South Africa
Bolster: Heat colored mosaic Damascus forged from carbon steels by Doug Ponzio
Handle: Exhibition grade blue/green toned fossil mammoth ivory
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker Andre van Heerden creates an amazing folder -- and at a price that could never be found from an American maker.
The drop point blade has silky-smooth action and is perfectly centered, as you would expect from such a top notch knifemaker. Both the blade and bolsters are extremely complex and deserve considerable attention. The bolster, in particular, deserves a closer look - forged into the steel are tiny, perfect pictures, including a delicate spider, a star, and a number of distinct and masterfully forged shapes. The exhibition grade mammoth ivory scales have deep blue/green tones. Combining these two materials has created a beautiful folder that would be perfectly at home in any collection, or an absolute joy to use. The scales are nicely dovetailed to the bolsters for a perfect fit. Titanium liners have been anodized and surround the stainless steel backbar, in a blue tone that complements the cool tones of the mammoth ivory well. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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