Atushi Bamboo Flipper with Goldlip - 30th Anniversary

Product Description for Atushi Bamboo Flipper with Goldlip - 30th Anniversary

Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99268
Blade length: 2.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.8 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Bolster: Textured 303 stainless steel
Handle: Gold lip mother of pearl set on 316 stainless steel liners
Sheath: Kimono fabric storage pouch
Style: Liner lock with Flipper
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 left 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 ambidextrous flipper.
Sections of goldlip mother of pearl have been set to resemble bamboo. Stainless spacers separate each of the "bamboo" internodes. The bright golden mother of pearl has tremendous underlying texture and flash. A 316 stainless steel bolster is enhanced with tsuchime, or a hand hammered finish. The 316 stainless steel backbar is inlaid with four sections of mother of pearl.
Accompanied by a pocket pouch made from antique kimono fabric. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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