Mission Style Damascus Backlock with White, Gold and Black Lip Mother of Pearl
Product Description for Mission Style Damascus Backlock with White, Gold and Black Lip Mother of Pearl
Maker: Barry Davis (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96313
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 9.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.0 oz.
Blade: Twist pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Front and rear damascus bolsters forged from carbon steels
Handle: Whitelip mother of pearl with meticulous inlays formed from blacklip and goldlip mother of pearl
Style: Backlock folder
Description: Barry Davis is one of the best known knifemakers anywhere and definitely belongs to the circle of the most talented ones. His creativity is immense, his work is fabulous and his finish is superb. Sole authorship is extremely important to Barry - from design, to forging the damascus, to all embellishment, Barry does it all. Barry has been making knives for over 30 years. Presently there is a 36 month waiting list on knife orders.
This exquisite knife is direct from Barry. It is absolutely spectacular. It draws its inspiration from the Mission/Prairie School movement. Barry lives in a Mission style house and these surroundings easily translated to this backlock folder.
Front and rear bolsters surround presentation grade whitelip mother of pearl scales. The damascus bolsters have been carved to resemble Craftsman style brickwork. Spacers formed from 18k gold surround the mother of pearl scales. Blacklip and goldlip inlays are inspired by Prairie School stained glass windows. Pins throughout are 14k gold. The raised backspring and liners are both meticulously hand fileworked. The lock is formed from 18k gold.
Absolutely beautiful work and one of my favorite folders of all time.
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