Model 17 with Blue Meteorite and Mammoth
Product Description for Model 17 with Blue Meteorite and Mammoth
Maker: Barry Gallagher, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83801
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.67 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.88 oz.
Blade: Heat colored Damascus forged by Barry Gallagher from carbon steels
Bolster: Large heat blued Gibeon meteorite bolsters
Handle: Exhibition grade fossil mammoth ivory
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Barry Gallagher's name is synonymous with meticulous perfection. The fit, finish and action are exceptional, opening with a very quiet, self-assured click. The wharncliffe shape blade has been forged from three separate carbon steels for a bold Damascus pattern with intense blues, purples, and silver tones. Large Gibeon meteorite bolsters and exhibition grade mammoth ivory scales overlay matching heat blued Damascus. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa and radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years old. Its fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. Bark mammoth ivory "scales" show off deep blue/green tones with hints of caramel. 15N20 carbon steel liners have been fileworked and heat blued to a brilliant blue. The 1084 carbon steel backbar has been fileworked both inside and out. Screws have been fileworked and heat blued. The sapphire thumb stud picks up blue tones. Exceptional work throughout.
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