Damascus Small Boot Ground Backlock Folder with Lapis Lazuli

Product Description for Damascus Small Boot Ground Backlock Folder with Lapis Lazuli

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 99660
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.51 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 2.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.4 oz.
Blade: Boot ground, cryogenically quenched stainless damascus
Handle: M315 stainless steel with lapis lazuli inlays and engraving by Julien Marchal
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Backlock folder
Description: Des Horn is one of the fathers of the South African knife industry. His influence can be clearly seen in other South African's work, but also extends into knives made around the world. Whether put to a daily carry folder or an art knife, his attention to detail and skill is legendary. This Small Backlock Boot Dagger is an exceptional example of what Des is most famous for!
The boot dagger ground blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. Des hardened the blade then cryogenically quenched it in liquid nitrogen and double tempered it for maximum edge holding, strength, and stain resistance. The boot hollow grind shows off the intricate damascus pattern particularly well.
The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. The pivot is the unique internally threaded system developed by Des so that the pivot area shows no pinning at all. The blade is easily opened using the 18K gold thumb dots. The back lock is easy to disengage to release the blade.
The handle is formed from M315 stainless steel. The center of each handle is inlaid with lapis lazuli from Afghanistan. This deep blue stone has specs of pyrite sprinkled throughout to create a striking combination of rich blue and brassy gold. Floral scroll engraving was meticulously hand done by Belgium-born artist Julien Marchal. Julien studied engraving and gun making at Léon Mignon Liège in Belgium and now lives in South Africa. 24K gold inlay adds perfect accents to the elegant handle. The handle is completed with an 18k gold bail.
Exceptional work throughout!

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