Maker: John B. Leitch (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90161
Blade length: 2.25 in.
Total length: 5.20 in.
Blade width: 0.45 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 1.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 6 oz.
Blade: ATS-34 stainless steel, heat treated, hollow ground, mirror finished, and sharpened
Bolster: Engraved nickel silver front and rear bolsters
Handle: Black lip mother of pearl with a 18k gold engraved escutcheon inlaid with a lab grown purple star sapphire
Sheath: Crocodile and kangaroo leather pocket pouch
Style: Slip joint folder
Description: John Leitch's Acero is an exceptional folder. It is one of the finest production knives made anywhere in the world. The materials, precise tolerances, and finish are impeccable quality. John's design and specifications were meticulously crafted by one of the premier knifemakers in Seki, Japan.
The mirror polished ATS-34 stainless steel blade is precision ground for a thin, high performance edge. It is easily opened using the thumb nick. Excellent action and well centered blade. Front and rear bolsters are perfectly fit to mother of pearl scales. The bolsters were hand scroll engraved, one knife at a time, by Rex Pedersen, a longtime member of the Engravers Guild of America. An 18k gold escutcheon was cast and inlaid with a lab grown purple star sapphire.
The knife is accompanied by a leather pocket case that is both durable and thin. The case combines crocodile and kangaroo leather. This protects the knife from scratches when carried in the pocket or purse. It was handmade to exact specifications by Stone Canyon Leather located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Exceptional work throughout.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days