Art Deco Backlock Folder with Pen Shell

Product Description for Art Deco Backlock Folder with Pen Shell

Maker: Ken Steigerwalt (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99289
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus blade forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Satin finished 416 stainless steel
Handle: Pen shell with Gibeon meteorite, dyed bone, 14k gold and sterling silver details
Style: Folding backlock
Description: Legendary knifemaker Ken Steigerwalt created this exceptional lockback folder. Ken is among the most desired makers in the custom knife market.
The blade is hollow ground from stainless damascus by Damasteel. The high contrast pattern immediately grabs attention. It is easily deployed using the extended nail nick and snaps into place with a back lock.
The handle combines 416 stainless steel with pen shell, Gibeon meteorite, dyed bone, 14k gold, and sterling silver. The pen shell (Atrina rigida) has two thin-walled, fan-shaped shells and is one of the largest bivalves (two shells) in the world. The highly polished shell is nearly black toned. Spacers are formed from 14k gold and sterling silver. Small sections of Gibeon meteorite and red dyed bone add tremendous contrast and beauty. 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!. The spine is formed from satin finished stainless steel with 14k gold details. The raised backlock is formed from 14k gold. This elegant folder is inspired by the Art Deco movement. Ken's maker's mark can been found on the inside of the backspacer.
Exceptional work throughout!

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