Engraved M3 Folder with Black Lip Mother of Pearl

Product Description for Engraved M3 Folder with Black Lip Mother of Pearl

Maker: Andre Van Heerden (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92615
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.95 in.
Total length: 6.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.82 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels by Ettoré Gianferarri in South Africa
Bolster: 416 stainless steel bolster engraved and inlaid with 22kt gold by Helene von Wyk
Handle: Presentation grade black lip mother of pearl
Sheath: Fleece lined cordura pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker Andre van Heerden creates an amazing folder. Over the last several years, he has been increasingly focusing on daily carry tactical knives. It is a rare pleasure when he puts his hand toward presentation grade collector pieces. The M3 is the model that put Andre's name on the chart and this is among his best.
The drop point blade was formed from damascus by Ettoré Gianferarri. Gianferarri makes his damascus in very small quantities. His patterns are extremely complex with virtually zero distortion and show tremendous skill. The blade has smooth action and is well centered between anodized titanium liners.
The bolsters are formed from stainless steel and have been meticulously engraved in floral scroll style by Helene von Wyk. In the center of each bolster are three flowers. Each of these is inlaid with 22kt gold centers. Handle scales are formed from presentation grade black lip mother of pearl. The dark pearl is perfectly matched from side to side. It features a full spectrum flash. The scales are dovetailed to the bolsters for a perfect heirloom quality fit. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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