L14 Engraved Folder with Warthog Tusk

Product Description for L14 Engraved Folder with Warthog Tusk

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89324
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.13 in.
Total length: 7.13 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.84 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.08 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish, hardened to Hrc 59 Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish, hardened to Hrc 59
Bolster: Textured 303 stainless steel
Handle: Warthog tusk
Sheath: Cordura storage pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder at an amazingly low price. This piece has a great feel in the hand and will have exceptional edge holding. This compact, light knife will make a fantastic gentleman's every day carry but will also be at home in any collection.
The clip point Panzer 36 stainless steel blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. Panzer 36 is a martensitic stainless steel with high hardness, high wear resistance and good corrosion resistance. It is cross rolled in production to cancel out residual stresses from the manufacturing process. It has only recently begun being used by knifemakers and has gained significant acclaim by South African makers, where it has quickly found popularity. Mastersmith Kevin Harvey has been involved in the initial testing of Panzer 36 and describes it as having 'excellent edge holding and toughness.' The blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge, and completed with a right-handed thumb stud. The blade is perfectly centered with a silky smooth action.
The scales are formed from warthog tusk in a pale cream, accented with an elegant stained pattern in caramel tones. 303 stainless steel bolsters are textured and engraved in Zulu influenced patterns, providing a secure thumb rest that is also very beautiful. The shape and texture of the bolster perfectly complements the warthog tusk. Excellent fit and finish throughout!

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