Mammoth and Meteorite Slip Joint
Product Description for Mammoth and Meteorite Slip Joint
Maker: Steve Dunn, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93322
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade width: 0.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.08 in.
Item weight: 3.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Engraved integral 416 stainless steel
Handle: Mammoth ivory with a Gibeon meteorite escutcheon
Description: Mastersmith Steve Dunn is known nearly as well as an engraver as he is a bladesmith … and that says a lot. Steve, who teaches classes in engraving at the GRS school, has taught more knifemakers the intricate skills of engraving than anyone I know.
The blade is a formed from 52100 carbon steel -- a steel which many makers and users include in the very best edge holding steels used in modern knives. The blade is well centered and easily opened using the right handed thumb nick. It has strong action and a 1/2 stop.
Gorgeous mammoth ivory scales are set on 416 stainless steel liners. Green tones in the ivory are particularly rare and desireable. Showing his devotion to high precision workmanship and durability, Steve milled the liners for integral bolsters, rather than using separate pieces. Though this technique takes significantly more time, it results in much stronger, elegant construction. The bolsters are engraved in Western scroll style.
A central escutcheon is formed from very rare Gibeon meteorite. The Gibeon meteorite landed in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa. It radio carbon dates to over 4 billion years ago. Gibeon fragments are spread over one of the largest strewn fields in the world, measuring 70 miles wide by 230 miles long and have a distinctive pattern known as the Widmanstatten pattern, which is one of the richest and most distinct patterns found in meteorites. The crystalline patterns can only form in the vacuum of space. The large metallic crystals require millions of years of cooling to form from a molten planetary core fragment. It has been estimated that it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!
Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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