Vader Flipper

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Product Description for Vader Flipper

Maker: Van Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $9,800.00
Item num: 98545
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.80 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.03 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Gun blued damascus combining W2 and 203E carbon steels
Handle: Stacked handle combining gun blued O1 carbon steel and bronze riveting
Style: Folding liner lock with flipper
Description: Van Barnett's knives have a flowing sense of movement and lines rarely found in work by other bladesmiths. His work has a level of refinement gleaned from working along side Dellana. This knife is part of Barnett's Time Machine Series. Earlier works in the series drew inspiration from the 1890s. This is the first of five knives to be made in a sub-series Van is calling the Vader series. Here, he has moved from the 1890s to 4140. Futuristic, sleek lines travel throughout this masterpiece.
The bold mosaic damascus blade is gun blued, brining out bronze, green, and purple tones. The flat has five piercings set against a textured background. The spine is meticulously fileworked. The blade rotates outward on Teflon washers. It is effortlessly opened using the inconspicuous flipper tab. Van's skill shows that Teflon washers can still produce some of the smoothest action found anywhere in the knife world.
The handle combines O1 carbon steel with bronze rivets and hidden screws. Stacked layers of O1 carbon steel are differentially finished and gun blued using Brownells OXYNATE NO. 7. For more than 55 years, OXYNATE NO. 7 has been the preferred bluing salts for the professional gun trade. The liners are created from titanium and have been gold anodized. Fully fileworked. Each of the pins and screws were handmade for this exquisite knife
As you would expect from a maker of the reputation and skill of Van Barnett, tremendous fit and finish throughout.


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