O-Yoroi with Carbon Fiber
Product Description for O-Yoroi with Carbon Fiber
Maker: Captain B. Koyama (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96397
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus san mai with a VG10 stainless steel core
Bolster: Front and rear stainless san mai bolsters
Handle: Carbon fiber
Style: Lock 'n Roll Folder
Description: Captain Koyama's designs are truly innovative. He designs and develops his knives with unique locking mechanisms that immediately capture the imagination. This one features a mechanism called a Lock 'n Roll. The blade is opened and closed by lifting and rotating the left frame, rotating it on the main pivot. The mechanism is quite playful and true to Koyama-san's vision.
The blade is nitre blued to a deep black tone that nicely shows off the stainless san mai damascus. The VG-10 stainless steel core ensures exceptional, durable edge holding.
This knife draw's its name, O-Yoroi ('Great Armor') from the traditional armor worn by higher ranking samurai. Like its namesake, the complex scales are formed from many unique and detailed layers. Bold carbon fiber scales form the center of the handle. Stainless damascus front and rear 'bolsters' surround the carbon fiber. The front 'bolster' combines textured, anodized titanium with the stainless damascus. The scales are set on an anodized, textured titanium underlay, which in turn is set on the anodized, textured titanium frame. The Anodized titanium backbar matches the liners.
The knife comes in a fish-shaped leather storage pouch.
Excellent work throughout on a tremendously fun and playful knife!
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