Model 32 Birdwing Folder by Rick Dunkerley
Product Description for Model 32 Birdwing Folder by Rick Dunkerley
Maker: Rick Dunkerley, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85818
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.50 in.
Total length: 5.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.55 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 2.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.80 oz.
Blade: Nitre blued "Escher" pattern Damascus by Rick Dunkerley
Bolster: Differentially nitre blued 1018 mild steel
Handle: Carved and textured blacklip mother of pearl
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley consistently creates knives that have perfect execution. Every so often, however, there is one that shines above and beyond the rest. This is one of those.
The blade features mirror polished, nitre blued Escher pattern mosaic Damascus steel. By utilizing 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels along with pure nickel, Rick is able to bring out two very distinct shades of blue, along with pure silver lines. The Escher pattern in the Damascus shows the transition between fish and birds found in Escher's work. The thumb stud features a citrine set in 18k gold.
The bolsters are formed from 1018 mild steel. They have been carved and textured and then nitre blued, creating a differential coloring. The black lip mother of pearl scales are carved and textured to continue the patterns begun in the steel. The screws have been fileworked and heat blued. The 1084 backbar and 15N20 liners have been heat blued, fileworked, and textured. The blade is perfectly centered and the action silky smooth. Exceptional work throughout.
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