Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Damasteel and Hippo Tooth

Product Description for Large Ball Release Front Flipper with Damasteel and Hippo Tooth

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99809
*** 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): 0.83 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Mercury effect anodized titanium
Handle: Hippo tooth
Sheath: Black ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Flipper style ball release folder (not automatic)
Description: Des Horn makes knives that have an intrinsic harmony. The high-tech materials in this knife are juxtaposed against some of the best that nature can offer.
This large ball release flipper has handle scales formed from hippopotamus tooth. The polished surface is slightly grippy, providing a sure, comfortable knife. Bolsters are formed from anodized titanium with Horn's carved "Mercury Effect". The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!). Fileworked, anodized liners are formed from Grade V titanium and surround the twist pattern damascus back strap.
The blade is well centered and has silky smooth action. It is easily opened using the front flipper mechanism. This style of flipper is not designed to be flicked open, but instead is rotated with the thumb. It is made from Swedish Damasteel which has been double tempered and cryogenically treated in liquid nitrogen. This heat treatment technique results in an incredibly long lasting edge, and high resistance to chipping.
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The 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, consistent action.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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