Large Ball Release Folder with Mammoth Dentine

Product Description for Large Ball Release Folder with Mammoth Dentine

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99663
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, cryogenically quenched and double tempered
Bolster: Damasteel stainless damascus
Handle: Ancient mammoth dentine
Sheath: Ostrich leather pouch
Style: Front flipper with ball release (Not an automatic)
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. This elegant gent's flipper shows Horn's work at its best. Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The gent's front flipper mechanism is designed to be an easy single handed open by rotating with the thumb. The blade is perfectly centered and has smooth action. The ball release allows your fingers to be out of the way when closing the folder.
The blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The high contrast steel is both dramatic and extremely high performing. Des heat treats his blades using a cryogenic quench in liquid nitrogen and double tempers the blade for maximum edge retention. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!).
Anodized and hand fileworked liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the stainless damascus back spacer. Scales are formed from ancient mammoth dentine. Dentine is the dense bony tissue from the interior of a mammoth tooth. This material is estimated to be between 20,000 to 35,000 years old. The scales are perfectly dovetailed to hardened Damasteel bolsters. The results are exceptional.
To keep the knife close at hand, a brown ostrich leather pouch is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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