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Laramie Knifeworks -- Abalone Shell and Giraffe Bone Large Linerlock

 

 

Folder Type: Large Linerlock
Blade Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 7 9/16 inches
Blade Steel: "Lazy Ladder" pattern Damascus high carbon steel
Handle Material: Abalone Shell
Bolster Material: Giraffe Bone 
Thumb Knob Gemstone: A Yellow Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
Filework: On top of blade and liners
Liners: Jeweled Linerlock
Additional Information: Abalone is one of the most beautiful material for making knife handles. The thick inner layer of the Abalone shell is composed of  nacre, (also present in Mother-of-Pearl), which makes an iridescent shell with lots and lots of changeable colors as you change the angle of view. Abalone grown in the wild are expected to go extinct in the next 200 years because of over harvesting and acidification of oceans. So now Abalones are farm raised in order to protect the species. The Abalone I use in my knife handles come from farm raised Abalone grown in South Korea. The iridescent inner shell of these farm raised Abalones is often very curved and does not lend itself for making knives (you need a flat surface instead of a curved surface for knife handles). But farm raised Abalone can be commercially processed to form a very nice and beautiful flat "sheet" by extracting the beautiful inner shell and then making flat layers which are then glued together to make a usable thick, strong, flat shell-- which is perfect for making knife handles. 

The Giraffe Bones I use are from the leg bones of the Giraffe. These bones come from South Africa and were legally obtained from harvested animals. Giraffe bones have a nice patina and provide a nice contrast to the Abalone Shell.

Comes With: Knife Stand and Pouch

Price: $335

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