DPPK Framelock Flipper with Titanium and Meteorite

Product Description for DPPK Framelock Flipper with Titanium and Meteorite

Maker: Jurgen Schanz (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,170.00
Item num: 99273
Blade length: 3.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.30 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 5.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Satin finished, hollow ground Niolox stainless steel
Bolster: Gibeon meteorite pivot collar
Handle: Textured, anodized titanium
Style: Framelock flipper
Description: This exceptional flipper was handmade by Jurgen Schanz of Stutensee, Germany. I was very excited when Andre Thorburn introduced me to his friend Jurgen at the 2018 East Coast Custom Knife Show. Seeing Thorburn's respect for Schanz' skills, immediately drew my attention.
At 18, Schanz began his apprenticeship in Esslingen and in 1992 he received the German National Tradesman Prize. Three years later, he qualified as a master smith with merit. In 1995, he was admitted as one of just over 100 members to the German Knife Makers' Guild, where is now vice president.
The blade is formed from German Niolox stainless steel. Niolox contains niobium, one of the best carbide formers. It has very fine crystalline grain structure. At 61-62 Hrc, this knife will have exceptional edge holding. The blade has smooth, consistent action and is effortlessly opened using the flipper tab.
The titanium frame is lightly textured and anodized to a deep blue. A single anodized titanium barrel spacer keeps the knife rigid, yet strong. A Gibeon meteorite pivot collar adds nice contrast. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius! An anodized, textured titanium pocket clip makes it easy to keep this flipper close at hand.
Exceptional work throughout!

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