Model 450 with Whitelip Mother of Pearl and Damascus

Product Description for Model 450 with Whitelip Mother of Pearl and Damascus

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97923
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.75 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): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.6 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Heat blued damascus forged by Ettoré Gianferarri in South Africa
Handle: Whitelip mother of pearl
Sheath: Black stingray zipper pouch
Style: Ball release gent's front flipper folder
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. This elegant gent's flipper shows Horn's work at its best.
This small ball release gent's flipper has handles of presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl. The pristine white pearl has tremendous flash. The bolsters are formed from damascus forged from carbon steels by South African bladesmith Ettoré Gianferarri. His patterns are unique and created in very small runs. He creates some of the most dramatic and controlled damascus found anywhere. The bolsters have perfect contrast to the darker scales.
The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Anodized titanium liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the stainless damascus back spacer.
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The front 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 action.
The knife is accompanied by a zippered black stingray pouch.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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