Flower Wharncliffe
featured in Custom Folding Knives

Product Description for Flower Wharncliffe
featured in Custom Folding Knives

Maker: Johan Gustafsson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84299
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.86 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 4.72 oz.
Blade: Heat colored flower pattern mosaic Damascus
Handle: Matching Damascsus with a gold lip mother of pearl overlay
Style: Folding side lock
Description: This exceptional folder by Johan Gustafsson was featured in Dr. David Darom's Book, Custom Folding Knives on page 122. Each maker in David's book created a knife for the books that they would show some of the construction. This was the knife that Johan created for the book.
Johan used 15N20, 20C, and 2550 carbon steels along with mild steel and pure nickel to create this highly contrasting pattern. The finished folder contains approximately 30,000 tiny bits and pieces of squar and round steel rods to complete this pattern. The Damascus blade features vivid colors that have made Johan's work famous. Green, red and purple tones predominate. The techniques to create these colors are something that Johan spent years developing and they are still a closely kept secret.
The wharcliff blade has been fully fileworked on the spine and is easily opened using the 18k gold thumb stud, which caries a .05ct diamond. The Damascus backbar has a unique adjustment screw that makes it possible to ajust the tip of the blade, both when opened and closed. The side lock is titanium and has also been fully fileworked. Gold lip mother of pearl overlays make the knife sit very comfortably in the palm. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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