Starburst Damascus and Mammoth Slipjoint
Product Description for Starburst Damascus and Mammoth Slipjoint
Maker: Bruce Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91448
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Total length: 6.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 2.10 oz.
Blade: Starburst pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel bolsters and liners
Handle: Ancient mammoth ivory
Style: Folding slip joint
Description: Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. Bruce is one of the fine Australian makers who is drawing the attention of the knifemaking world to the wealth of knifemaking talent in his country. Bruce's attention to detail and fine design aesthetic is clearly apparent in this elegant gentleman's folder.
The blade is Bruce's own hand-forged damascus -- a pattern that he calls Starburst. The angles and complexity of the pattern are immediately captivating. The "explosions" and designs are mesmerizing! This folder features a wharncliffe blade. The straight edge and detail-oriented tip would make it a great use knife -- though it will certainly feel at home in any collection.
Mammoth ivory scales fit perfectly to 416 stainless steel bolsters. The ancient ivory bark has a beautiful pattern of caramel and cream tones. Darker striations run through the scales, reminiscent of a dry cracked earthly origin. The blade has smooth action with a firm half stop. Bruce chose A2 steel for the back spring. Excellent work throughout.
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