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"Izar" liner lock folding knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel liners, 6AL4V anodized titanium lockplate, handle inalys of Indian Green Moss Agate gemstone
"Izar" Fine Handmade Liner Lock Custom Folding Knife
  • Type: An interframe liner lock folding knife
  • Size: Length overall open: 7.25" (18.4 cm), Length overall closed: 4.375" (11.1 cm) Blade Length: 2.875" (7.3 cm), Blade Thickness: .141 ( 3.6 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 6 oz. (170 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Stainless Tool Steel, Cryogenically Treated, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C60, hollow ground, mirror polished
  • Liners: Polished and hand-engraved 304 austenitic stainless steel
  • Handle: Inlaid Polished Green Moss Agate (India)
  • Lock plate: 6AL4V titanium, anodized
  • Knife: The Izar is named for a double star in the constellation Bootes. This is a custom Izar, made for a great client. The blade is 440C high chromium martensitic hypereutectoid stainless steel, and I've treated this blade for the best possible condition with deep cryogenic processing, extended time soak for maximum precipitation of eta-carbides, followed by triple tempering with deep cryogenic soaks in between for the highest toughness and highest wear resistance and highest corrosion resistance possible in this steel. Every bit of hardware, the pivots, the machine screws, the hidden and exposed parts are all stainless steel or titanium, offering the highest corrosion resistance possible. The blade is mirror polished, with a good, serviceable hollow grind, a very keen edge, backed up with plenty of spine for support. The spacer-spine is also hardened, tempered, and cryogenically treated, and is fully fileworked for handmade distinction, even on the inside which is also polished and finished. The knife has a beautiful inlaid handle. I made the outer liners of high chromium, high nickel 304 austenitic stainless steel, and hand-engraved a nice, fine leaf and scroll pattern over the pivot area. The liners are fully fileworked against the spine, and the spring-lock plate is made of 6AL4V titanium that I fully fileworked and anodized a green-gold color. The anodization also forms a hard, durable and uniform passive coating that is permanent and tough. The handle liners are inlaid with beautiful Indian Green Moss Agate gemstone scales. The gemstone is very hard and tough, accurately carved for the inlay, and polished to a glassy luster. The patterns in the stone are fascinating, with whites, milky and clear, and green mossy forms, with a few crystalline areas. This is a cryptocrystalline quartz, thin and strong, slightly domed above the surface and bedded into a carved pocket in the stainless steel. If you look close in the gemstone, you can see the stainless screws beneath. The knife is smooth, solid, comfortable, and elegant in the hand, the lockup is strong, tight, and secure; the detent pulling and holding it closed is easy and even.
  • A striking custom folding knife in premium materials and embellishment

Thanks, D. S.!

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"Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side view. Knife has double thumb studs for opening with either hand "Izar" linerlock folding knife, spine edgework, filework detail. Even titanium spring plate is fileworked fully "Izar" linerlock folding knife, inside handle view. Solid lockup and fully embellished stainless steel liners and titanium for high detail "Izar" linerlock folding knife, inside handle view. Even inside of spacer-spine is fully fileworked for handmade distinction "Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side view. All stainless steel body, frame and parts are highly corrosion resistant. "Izar" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view with maker's mark. Handle is large and full with great strength in stainless steel "Izar" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view, handle detail. Handle scales are polished, smooth, vitreous Indian green moss agate gemstone "Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side view, handle inlay detail. handle scales are Indian green moss agate, with fascinating patterns and forms in agate with crystalline and milky cryptocrystalline quartz "Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side engraving detail. This is a 3.7 power enlargement of the knife! "Izar" linerlock folding knife, 3.7 power enlargement of the obverse side liner engraving in 304 stainless steel "Izar" linerlock folding knife, handle butt view. Full filework throughout, green-gold permanently anodized titanium alloy springplate "Izar" linerlock folding knife, handle butt view. Inlays of hard, tough, polished agate are domed up above the polished stainless steel liners and handle sides "Izar" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view, folded. Knife is strong, compact, and beautiful, mirror polished thorughout "Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side view, folded. Knife has thumb studs on both sides for easy opening in either hand "Izar" linerlock folding knife, reverse side view. Knife has great lockup, excellent dentent pulling it and holding it closed.

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