M1 with Textured Orange G10 and Titanium

Product Description for M1 with Textured Orange G10 and Titanium

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90245
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Total length: 6.45 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 2.25 oz.
Shipment weight: 3 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Integral
Handle: Textured orange G10 inlaid into integral titanium bolsters, which are in turn set on titanium liners
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. The Panzer 36 stainless steel blade has been hand satin finished on the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. This accentuates the unique, crisp grind lines.
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 is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The construction of this folder is unique and exceptional. Satin finished titanium liners surround an orange G10 backbar. The bolsters and their secondary integral liners are made from bead blasted titanium and sit on the primary liners. These were then milled out and inlaid with textured orange G10. The result is exceptional strength and durability combined with a very clean appearance (with no screws visible on the bolsters). The combination of G10 and titanium keeps this knife light, durable, and nimble! Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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