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"Amethistine" dagger, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, diffusion welded copper, nickel silver fittings, sterling silver gallery wire wrap and accents, Amethyst crystal gemstone pommel, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with black rayskin


"Procyon" liner lock folding knife, obverse side view,in hand-engraved ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners and lockplate, Pounamu New Zealand Greenstone Nephrite Jade gemstone handle, case of Granite, Quartz Terrazzo composite
"Procyon" Fine Custom Handmade Folding Knife
  • Type: Liner lock folding knife
  • Size: Length overall open: 9.75" (24.8 cm), Length overall closed: 5.75" (14.6 cm) Blade Length: 4.0" (10.2 cm), Blade Thickness: .166" ( 4.2 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 10.0 oz. (284 grams) , Case: 1 lb. 3 oz. (539 grams)
  • Blade: Hand-engraved ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless tool steel, hardened and tempered to Rockwell C60
  • Liners: Anodized 6AL4V Titanium
  • Handle: Polished New Zealand Jade (Pounamu) Gemstone
  • Case: Quartz/Granite terrazzo composite, suede leather, neoprene feet
  • Knife: A very special custom handmade knife, this Procyon is named for one of the brightest stars in our sky. This is a very bright knife indeed, from its massive frame to its tough tanto blade design, this is the largest folding knife pattern I make to date. The blade is mirror polished high molybdenum ATS-34 tool steel, and I hardened and tempered it to a very wear-resistant 60HRC. I also hand-engraved a bold and contrasting scroll pattern with solid carbide gravers, a very tough task. The blade has a top swage to narrow the point geometry, and the entire blade and ATS-34 spacer spine are hardened and tempered and fileworked and hand-engraved. Even the inside of the spacer spine is fileworked and hand-engraved for complete embellishment. This bold knife has hand-engraved mirror polished bolsters of 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel for zero-care and high toughness and beauty. All of the fasteners are also 304 stainless steel. The liners are fileworked and anodized 6AL4V titanium for great strength and light weight, and even the spring lock plate is fileworked and anodized. I chose a green gold to light green color for the permanent anodizing results which contrasts nicely with the handle. The handle scales are bedded to the titanium liners and locked under the dovetailed bolsters. They are unique pieces of Pounamu, the rare New Zealand Greenstone, a Nephrite Jade gemstone that is special indeed. This stone is tightly controlled and regulated, so getting some for this special knife was a treat. My client supplied the gem, and this particular nephrite has nice bands of contrasting lighter veins and varies from green-brown to a deep rich forest green. Taking a high polish, this is a very durable gemstone, one of the toughest on earth. The finish is silky and clean, and the knife feels massive and strong in the hand, with smooth action and tight and solid lock-up.
  • Case: A knife of this character and quality needed a special place to rest, a sarcophagus both unique and striking. I hand-carved, shaped, lapped, and polished this case of Quartz and Granite Terrazzo composite. This material is actually tougher than granite, made of carefully selected quartz pebbles and granules, bonded in a modern super-hard catalyzed resin for absolute longevity. Since the material is completely uniform with no veins or inclusions, it is highly durable. It is worked and polished like solid rock, since most of it is rock, requiring diamond tools and finishing methods. It is lapped and polished throughout, even on the inside surfaces. The inside is carved to accept the knife, and is lined with green suede leather for protection of the knife. The lid has keyed holes which engage 304 stainless steel buttons for a snug fit. I inlayed neoprene feet in the bottom so the case can safely rest on any surface without scratching.
  • A massive, strong, tough, and beautiful liner lock folding knife and case.

Thanks, K. D.!

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"Procyon" case is granite/quartz composite terrazzo made of quartz rocks and pebbles and space age bonding for a rock finish and texture of great strength and high durability "Procyon" in case. Case is lined with green suede leather to protect knife. Finger cut allows easy removal from case "Procyon" liner lock folding knife, folded view. This is a large folding knife, the largest I make to date, a very strong and stout knife "Procyon" folding knife, obverse side view. Knife is substantial with a full 4 inch long blade in hand-engraved ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel "Procyon" reverse side view. Entire knife, blade, spine, fittings, bolsters, liners are all embellished throughout "Procyon" spine view. Entire spine is fileworked and hand-engraved in high detail and bold character "Procyon" inside handle view. Inside of spacer frame is completely fileworked and hand-engraved, all of the titanium liners and lock plate are fileworked and anodized in contrasting compimentary colors "Procyon" obverse side handle detail. Handle scales are Pounamu, rare New Zealand greenstone, a Neprite Jade that is tough and solid. "Procyon" reverse side handle detail. All stainless steel surfaces are hand-engraved in scroll motif "Procyon" point detail. Tough tanto point in mirror polished, hollow ground ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel with a razor-keen cutting edge "Procyon" folded view, detail. Even spine-mounted thumb opener is hand-engraved and fileworked ATS-34 tool steel, mirror polished. Bolsters are dovetailed, locking in Pounamu rare jade gemstone handle scales "Procyon" obverse side front bolster details. All screws are 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel for toughness and zero-care "Procyon" obverse side detail. Full embellishment and finishing throughout this large and meaty folding knife

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