Damascus Ball Release with Sneezewood and Mercury Effect Bolsters

Product Description for Damascus Ball Release with Sneezewood and Mercury Effect Bolsters

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97103
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.65 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Mercury effect anodized titanium
Handle: Sneezewood
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Flipper style ball release folder (not automatic)
Description: Des Horn 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.
This ball release knife has handle scales formed from African sneezewood (Ptaeroxylon obliquum). Sneezewood is extremely hard and durable and highly valued for its strength and beauty. It is so hard that machine bearings made from sneezewood last longer than brass or iron bearings. Bolsters are formed from anodized titanium with Horn's carved "Mercury Effect". The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Fileworked, anodized liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the twist pattern damascus back strap.
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The flipper opener is easy to use -- it is designed for easy single handed opening and closing rather than a modern 'flicking' flipper. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth, consistent action.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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