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L16 with Curly Koa
Product Description for L16 with Curly Koa
Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89308
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.13 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade width: 0.75 in.
Blade thickness: 0.09 in.
Item weight: 2.65 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.36 oz.
Blade: Panzer 36 stainless steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Engraved 303 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized exhibition grade curly koa
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder at an amazingly low price. The blade is perfectly centered and silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the right handed thumb stud. The drop point Panzer 36 stainless blade is meticulously hand satin finished in the grinds and mirror polished on the flats. Panzer 36 is a martensitic stainless steel with high hardness, high wear resistance and good corrosion resistance. It is cross rolled in production to cancel out residual stresses from the manufacturing process. It has only recently begun being used by knifemakers and has gained significant acclaim by South African makers, where it has quickly found popularity. Mastersmith Kevin Harvey has been involved in the initial testing of Panzer 36 and describes it as having ' excellent edge holding and toughness.' The blade has been hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
303 stainless steel bolsters are textured and engraved in a symmetrical leaf pattern, providing a secure thumb rest that is also very beautiful. The lines of the engraving match well with the grain of the koa. Fileworked, blue anodized titanium liners surround a stainless steel back spacer. The scales are exhibition grade curly koa and have a dramatic, tight striations with lovely chatoyancy. Red fiber spacers assist the scales to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. Exceptional work throughout.
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