Gold Lip Bamboo Folder
Product Description for Gold Lip Bamboo Folder
Maker: Koji Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95023
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.40 in.
Total length: 6.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 2.5 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished Cowry Y stainless steel, heat treated to 67 Rc
Handle: Sculpted exhibition grade gold lip mother of pearl set on 316 stainless steel
Sheath: Kimono fabric storage case
Style: Folding liner lock
Description: Koji Hara's knives are well known for their precision and craftsmanship. His skill and style shine through this bamboo themed folder exceptionally well. The thumb stud has been inlaid with gold lip mother of pearl. Jewel finished interior. The blade is made from Cowry Y, a powdered metallurgical steel not available in the United States. It is capable of a higher hardness (67 Hrc) without being brittle. The resulting edge is long lasting and keen. The blade is well centered with smooth action.
Goldlip mother of pearl has been sculpted into the shape of bamboo throughout the handle. Stainless spacers separate each of the "bamboo" sections. The gold toned pearl has tremendous underlying texture and flash. The 316 stainless steel backbar as well as the spine have been fileworked to match the bamboo theme.
Exceptional work throughout.
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