Thiers 10 Front Flipper with Damascus and Gabon Ebony

Product Description for Thiers 10 Front Flipper with Damascus and Gabon Ebony

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,600.00
Item num: 99656
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 9.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Matching stainless damascus
Handle: Gabon ebony
Sheath: Black stingray zipper pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. This elegant gent's flipper shows Horn's work at its best.
This large Thiers gent's flipper has handles of gabon ebony (Diospyros crassiflora). This dark toned wood is among the densest woods found anywhere. The combination of stainless damascus, anodized titanium and ebony is striking.
Both the blade and bolsters are formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast steel is both dramatic and extremely high performing. To get the keenest, longest lasting edge, Des hardens the blade then cryogenically quenches it in liquid nitrogen. Finally, it is double tempered for durability. The indent ball is silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Anodized and hand fileworked titanium liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the stainless damascus back spacer.
The front flipper opener is easy to use -- it is designed for easy single handed opening and closing rather than a modern 'flicking' flipper. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action.
The knife is accompanied by a zippered stingray pouch.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days