Product Description for Dragon
Maker: Johan Gustafsson (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86107
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 7.88 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 6.50 oz.
Blade: Multi-colored explosion damascus with mosaic dragons forged into the steel
Bolster: Heat colored explosion Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Presentation grade gold lip mother of pearl
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Johan Gustafsson is famed for creating some of the most detailed Damascus found anywhere -- and this is an exceptional example of his work.
The blade was forged to shape from Johan's explosion pattern mosaic Damascus. The blade features highly complex Asian dragons forged directly into the Damascus. The dragons are set on green toned reptilian scales pattern damascus. The blade is heat colored to bring out gold, green, and purple tones. Johan has spent years developing a complex heat coloring technique to bring out colors rarely, if ever, found in other makers' work.
The handle incorporates explosion pattern Damascus front and rear bolsters with presentation grade gold lip mother of pearl scales. The gold lip is very even toned with a full spectrum flash and tremendous underlying texture. The bolsters are dovetailed to the gold lip mother of pearl for a perfect fit. The scales sit on fully fileworked and anodized titanium liners. Full Damascus backbar. Gold plated screws finish out the presentation.
The blade has silky-smooth action and is easily opened using the ivory thumb stud which holds a cut citrine. The adjustable stop, unique to Johan's knives, allows the angle at which the blade is closed to be changed. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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