Product Description for Abalone Mosaic
Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87537
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 6.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.70 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 2.95 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.12 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Handle: 420 stainless steel with abalone inlay
Sheath: Kimono fabric pouch
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Koji Hara's knives are well known for their precision and craftsmanship. This folder is one of my favorite knives that Koji has made to date. The complexity of the inlaid abalone and the skill in which they are joined clearly shines throughout.
The well centered blade has excellent action. Black lip mother of pearl thumb stud. Jewel finished interior. The steel is a powdered metallurgical steel not available in the United States, which is capable of a higher hardness without being brittle than American steels. The resulting edge has extremely good edge retention.
The 420 stainless steel bolsters surround a complex mosaic formed from small sections of abalone. The bolsters have been mirror polished and textured. Continuing the theme, the backbar has also been meticulously inlaid with abalone. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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