In Stock Item: 3.5" Lock-Back Folding Knife w/Stainless Steel bolster and Titanium Liners
Boasting superior VG-10 hand-forged stainless steel damascus Japanese blades, the internal components and liners of our lock-back folding custom pocket knives are entirely handmade by To-Un Ihara in Japan. These knives have a beautifully smooth action with a definitive mid-point pause.
VG-10 is one of the highest grades of cutlery steel and a preferred steel for many professional chefs because of its excellent edge retention and ease of sharpening. For this knife, we have asked Mr Ihara to make a thicker, heavier blade than you would find on VG-10 chef knives for more durability of use as a pocket knife.
- Blade Length: 3.5" inch
- Blade Thickness: approx 5/8"
- Blade Width: 1-3/16"
- Overall Length (closed): 4-1/2"
- Overall Length (open): 8.25"
- Titanium Liners
- Lock-back mechanism
- Definitive mid-point pause
These handcrafted lock-back folding knives each have beautiful solid Hawaiian curly koa wood handles, stainless steel bolsters, and an upgrade sterling silver decorative bead.
We have asked our sheath-maker to create a molded look belt carry sheath for these knives with a snap catch. The sheath has a lovely finish, an interior lining of soft pigskin, and a hand-tooled design in cordovan color. A metal sewn in belt clip assures easy but secure attachment to any belt or pant.
A handcrafted koa wood gift or keepsake box and/or an upgrade decorative sterling silver bead with Hawaiian motif from a local Hawaiian jewelry shop are available at an extra cost. Contact us for a list of available motifs including plumeria and other floral, dolphins, turtle, etc.
Update 9/6/17. Only one knife remaining in stock. Contact us for more information or add to cart to purchase.
We welcome your questions and gladly offer custom order consultations to help design the perfect product. If you do not see a material listed, please ask. We are able to accommodate most requests using a wide selection of rare, exotic legally-obtainable materials not listed here.
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