Santa Ana with Black Lip - BG Exclusive - #2 of 3
Product Description for Santa Ana with Black Lip - BG Exclusive - #2 of 3
Maker: Rick Dunkerley, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87393
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Blade: Santa Ana Wind pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels by Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley
Bolster: Matching damascus
Handle: Presentation grade black lip mother of pearl
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley was one of the first makers to join BladeGallery when we first started, back in 1997. Certainly, at that point, we had no idea that it would grow into such a big project. I'm very excited to offer this limited edition BladeGallery exclusive knife from Rick.
Rick began by designing a new pattern for the knife. We then decided to make it in three sizes: a large knife with fossil mammoth ivory scales, a mid-sized knife with tortoise shell, and a smaller folder with presentation grade black lip mother of pearl scales. Rick made three knives of each size. Each is individually numbered on the interior of the backbar: "Dunkerley/Bladegallery 2009 ;  2 of 3".
The blade and bolsters are formed from matching nitre blued damascus. It is a pattern he calls Santa Ana Wind. A citrine is set into the thumb stud. The blade has silky-smooth action.
Presentation grade black lip mother of pearl scales are dovetailed to the damascus bolsters for a perfect fit. The dark toned blacklip has tremendous texture and full spectrum flash. 15N20 carbon steel liners have been stippled and nitre blued. The 1084 carbon steel backbar has been hand engraved in a chevron pattern. All screws -- even those on the interior under the scales have been meticulously hand fileworked and nitre blued. The interior of the liners has been mirror polished.
Exceptional work throughout!
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