Abalone Interframe Folder
Product Description for Abalone Interframe Folder
Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89178
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 6.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 2.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.3 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Handle: 420 stainless steel with abalone inlay
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Koji Hara's knives are well known for their precision, craftsmanship, and performance. 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. Over the last few years, Cowry Y has become increasingly hard to find -- even in Japan. The resulting edge has extremely good edge retention. The mirror polished surface is only possible though meticulous polishing with a tooth brush! The thumb stud is inlaid with black lip mother of pearl.
The 420 stainless steel handle is inlaid with many sections of abalone. Alternating sections of abalone and mirror polished steel immediately grab attention. The spine, like the sides of the knife, are inlaid with section of abalone separated by stainless steel spacers. Great fit and finish throughout!
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