Bateleur Flipper with Damasteel and Carbon Fiber

Product Description for Bateleur Flipper with Damasteel and Carbon Fiber

Maker: Owen Wood (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,250.00
Item num: 98774
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.25 in.
Total length: 8.10 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): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Blade: Odin's Eye stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Carbon fiber
Style: Folding knife with carbon fiber frame lock
Description: Owen Wood started making knives in 1972 and seven years later became one of South Africa's first full time professional knifemakers. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa and was also the chairman of the organization for 10 years. Since then, Owen has become world renowned for his incredible art knives that have high levels of fit and finish. In 1999 Owen and his family moved from South Africa to Denver, Colorado, where he spent two years working for Spyderco. He helped out in their research and development department and ran their Golden, CO factory before returning to full-time knife making.
The Bateleur is named after the Bateleur eagle that is endemic to Africa and known particularly for its beauty and grace. This knife mirrors the name well both in beauty and functionality. At just 3.2 oz, this mid size knife is designed to be lightweight yet strong, making it perfect for daily carry!
The 3-1/2 inch wharnecliffe blade is made from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. The Odin's Eye pattern is immediately captivating. The spine has been nicely rounded for comfort. A choil makes it easy to choke up on the blade for more delicate cutting tasks. The blade has smooth action and can be easily deployed using the ambidextrous flipper. The blade is perfectly centered with no blade play.
The handle is made from carbon fiber that has been elegantly chamfered for a comfortable grip. This knife features a new locking mechanism invented by Wood that is cut from carbon fiber with a steel plate insert. This eliminates the need to use steel or titanium liners, dramatically reducing weight without compromising strength or the integrity of the lock. The handle is finished with a custom decorative pivot and a gold anodized titanium pocket clip that is mounted for right-handed, tip-up carry.
Exceptional work throughout from a renowned maker!


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