30th Anniversary Flipper with Abalone - #4 of 30 (Limited Edition)

Product Description for 30th Anniversary Flipper with Abalone - #4 of 30 (Limited Edition)

Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99270
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.85 in.
Total length: 7.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.72 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.09 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.8 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Bolster: Textured 303 stainless steel front and rear bolsters
Handle: Abalone set on 316 stainless steel liners
Sheath: Kimono fabric storage pouch and kiriwood box
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 made a limited edition of 30 knives of this model to celebrate. The left side of the blade features Koji's mark, "30th Anniversary", and "04-30".
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.
Fifteen sections of abalone have been set on each side (for a total of 30 abalone inlays). Stainless spacers separate each meticulously cut piece of abalone. 316 stainless steel front and rear bolsters protect the abalone from impact. The surface of the steel is enhanced with tsuchime, or a hand hammered finish. The 316 stainless steel backbar is inlaid with five sections of abalone. This folder includes a stainless steel pocket clip mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Accompanied by a pocket pouch made from antique kimono fabric and a kiriwood presentation box.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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