Noah Flipper with Ebony and Black Carbon Fiber
Product Description for Noah Flipper with Ebony and Black Carbon Fiber
Maker: Ryuichi Hara (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95936
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.8 oz.
Blade: M390 stainless steel with a black DLC finish
Handle: Carved ebony with black carbon fiber film set in window frames
Style: Folding liner lock flipper
Description: Ryuichi (Dew) Hara is the 41 year old son of renowned knifemaker Koji Hara. Dew grew up in a knife family and naturally got involved with the knifemaking by helping his father and learning his techniques. Koji Hara is well known for create art knives with tremendous precision and detailed inlays. After working in his father's workshop for over 20 years, Dew decided to create his own knives.
The Noah Flipper is a masterpiece! The blade is instantly opened using the jimped flipper tab. The 3-1/2 inch modified tanto blade is made from M390 stainless steel. The blade has a black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating which creates a non-reflective surface, prevents scratches, and adds a tactical look. M390 is a super-steel created by Bohler in Austria. It takes an incredibly sharp edge and holds on to it due to its high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides. The powder metallurgical process also promotes a uniform carbide distribution and clean steel properties, making M390 a popular steel used in surgical cutting instruments and in applications requiring a high finish. It offers excellent corrosion resistance due to its high concentration of chromium. The front grind is flat ground, while the back section is hollow ground.
Ball bearings keep the action effortlessly smooth. The blade is perfectly centered.
The ergonomic handle is constructed from carved ebony with black carbon fiber film set in window frames. The shape gives you a rock-solid grip in both the forward and reverse grips and Dew has chosen to go with Microtech's tamper-proof screws to put this knife together. A small finger choil provides a perfect rest for precise cutting tasks. Jimping on the thumb ramp ensures a secure grip.
The Noah Flipper is an extremely interesting looking piece, showing Dew Hara's Japanese heritage and the influence of his time working at Microtech. The knife is accompanied by both a zipper case and a Japanese Kimono cloth pouch. It is easy to keep the Noah close by using the right handed, tip-up pocket clip.
Exceptional work throughout!
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