Gentlemen Medium Linerlock
5 11/16 inches
" Crazy Ladder" Pattern High Carbon Damascus Steel
Orange Sapphire graded IF (which is the highest grade given and
means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions)
top of blade and liners
Jeweled Medium Linerlock
Fossil coral is an organic gem material that has been
used for ornamental
purposes for several thousand years.
coral occurs naturally in a broad range of attractive colors.
However, the supply of these colored fossil corals have been greatly
reduced due to various reasons. This reduction in the supply of
naturally colored fossil coral has led to the practice of dyeing
pale-colored and white fossil coral into various colors. Commonly,
the white and light colored fossil coral is bleached prior to the
dyeing process so that better penetration and more homogeneous
coloration may be achieved. Additionally, polymer impregnation may
be used to enhance the appearance of fossil coral and give it a
smoother surface, which makes it more useful for many applications
like using it for knife handles. A large portion, as high as
90–95%, of the fossil coral entering the market is color-enhanced.
This particular piece of fossil coral I used for the handles has
been dyed a light green color.
The Buffalo Horn I use in my knives is actually from domesticated water
buffalo from Southeast Asia. There
are at least 130 million domesticated water buffalo and more people
depend on them than on any other domesticated animal. The
Buffalo Horn I used in this knife has streaks
and provides a nice contrast to the Fossil Green Coral.
and Knife Stand