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Laramie Knifeworks -- Camel Bone and Turquoise Lil Brute Folder Knife

 

Knife Type: Lil' Brute
Blade Length: 1 3/16 inches
Overall Length: 3 3/4 inches
Blade Steel: "Islands In The Stream" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Camel Bone

Bolsters: Turquoise

Filework: On top of blade
Thumb Knob Gemstone: An Orange Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions

Comes With: Pouch and Knife Stand

Additional Information: Most camels today are domesticated and they provide meat, milk, hair, and bones. The leg bones are often used for making knife handle. These leg bones are slightly more dense than cow leg bones and polish to a beautiful luster.

Most of the turquoise on the market has been treated in some way to deal with four problems characteristic with this gemstone. First, turquoise is soft, sometimes even brittle, and thus susceptible to fractures. Second, turquoise is porous and which makes it is susceptible to staining, discoloration, and fading. Third, untreated turquoise never comes in a slab form just "rocks", so you can never make knife handles. Fourth, turquoise is getting harder to find and supplies are of a lower quality. These four problems can be handled in different ways, but the most common techniques is to reconstitute the turquoise by grinding the turquoise to a powder then adding a binding agent then dried. This makes slabs of turquoise which can then be used for knife handles. This particular piece provides a nice contrast to the Camel Bone.

Price: $200
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