Damascus Ball Release Front Flipper with Hippo Tooth

Product Description for Damascus Ball Release Front Flipper with Hippo Tooth

Maker: Des Horn (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,150.00
Item num: 99808
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.66 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 2.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel, hardened, sub-zero quenched, and double tempered by Des for excellent edge retention
Bolster: Textured and differentially anodized titanium bolsters
Handle: Hippopotamus tooth
Sheath: Ostrich leather pocket pouch
Style: Ball release front flipper
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.
The blade is formed from ladder pattern damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. Des performs a particularly good heat treatment, resulting in optimal edge holding. The blade was hardened then cryogenically quenched in liquid nitrogen and double tempered. The indent and release balls are silicon nitride (Hrc 93!).
Des' craftsmanship means that this unusual locking mechanism works smoothly and comfortably. The inobtrusive front flipper is tremendously easy to use and won't get caught on things in your pocket. This style of flipper is designed to be rotated out with your thumb.
This ball release folder has handle scales formed from hippo tooth. The enamel can be seen on the outer surface of the tooth. The natural texture provides plenty of tactile grip and is pleasing to the eye. Scales are fit to textured and differentially anodized titanium bolsters. Fileworked and blue anodized titanium liners surround a twist pattern Damasteel backbar finishing the handle.
This knife will feel right at home at the bottom of your pocket or in the coin pocket of a pair of jeans. An ostrich leather pocket pouch is included to protect it while in the pocket.
Excellent work throughout!


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