Model 450 Front Flipper with Damasteel and Gold

Product Description for Model 450 Front Flipper with Damasteel and Gold

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,450.00
Item num: 97919
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.66 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 4 oz.
Blade: Double tempered, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus by Damasteel
Handle: Hardened Damasteel with 24k gold inlay
Sheath: Green ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Linerlock front flipper
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary. This Damasteel Model 450 front flipper is an exceptional example of why Des' knives are legendary!
The blade is made from Ladder pattern Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This style of heat treatment results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This style of flipper doesn't catch on things in the pocket and (with practice) can be flicked out using the thumb or index finger. The lock bar is blue anodized grade V titanium with a silicon nitride detent ball (Hrc 93!).
The handle is formed from hardened Damasteel surrounding a twist pattern Damasteel backbar. By hardening the scales, Des ensures they are harder to scuff and scratch from carry. 24K gold is hand inlaid into the handle giving the appearance of a knife with bolsters.
To protect the knife during storage and transportation, a green ostrich pocket sheath is included.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days