Shino Take with Blacklip Mother of Pearl - 30th Anniversary

Product Description for Shino Take with Blacklip Mother of Pearl - 30th Anniversary

Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99267
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.73 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.2 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Handle: 420 stainless steel with blacklip mother of pearl inlays
Sheath: Antique kimono fabric pouch
Style: Liner lock folding knife
Description: Koji Hara's inimitable style has won him admiration from collectors and fellow makers alike. He consistently creates knives that are renowned for their precision, craftsmanship, and performance. This year is Koji's 30th Anniversary. Koji has only made one 30th anniversary knife of this model. The right side of the blade features Koji's mark and "30th Anniversary".
The steel Koji prefers is a powdered metallurgical steel not available in the United States, capable of a higher hardness without being brittle compared to American steels. Over the last few years, Cowry Y has become increasingly hard to find, even in Japan. The resulting blade has extremely good edge retention. The mirror polished surface is only possible though meticulous polishing with a tooth brush! The knife can be easily opened using the blacklip mother of pearl thumbstud.
Hand satin finished 420 stainless steel handle is inlaid with blacklip mother of pearl. The bamboo design is featured on both sides and further enhanced with tsuchime, or a hand hammered finish, on the metal between the bamboo stalks. The backbar, like the sides of the knife, is inlaid with sections mother of pearl separated by stainless steel spacers.
Accompanied by a pocket pouch made from antique kimono fabric. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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