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L18 with Giraffe Bone
Product Description for L18 with Giraffe Bone
Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90283
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.70 in.
Total length: 6.06 in.
Blade width: 0.75 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 2.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.95 oz.
Blade: Satin finished Panzer 36 stainless steel
Bolster: Textured 304 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized giraffe bone
Sheath: Cordura storage pouch
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 the thumbstud.
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 from 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.
304 stainless steel bolsters are textured, providing a secure thumb rest. Blue anodized titanium liners surround a stainless steel back spacer. The scales are giraffe bone -- blonde with caramel streaks moving through it. Exceptional work throughout.
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