Gentlemen Medium Linerlock
5 11/16 inches
"Islands In The Stream" Pattern High Carbon Damascus Steel
Yellow 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
Sapele is a large deciduous tree that grows in tropical Africa.
The wood is reddish-brown and is used for flooring and musical
instruments. Sapele can sometimes become quilted. The quilted wood
looks like small 3-d pillows and is an extremely rare and precious
of the reason for its scarcity is that it is almost all being sold
to veneer manufactures who pay more and have thus cornered the
market. Quilted Sapele is
often flat sawn
and allows the beautiful pillow-like figure to be showcased to
maximum effect. The Quilted Sapele I use came from West Africa.
Elder is a fast growing tree that was often planted as a shade tree
and for windbreaks. The wood is plain but sometimes
Box Elder produces a burl in which the grain is radically deformed because of some
stress or damage and makes small birdseye knots.
This burl wood is highly figured.
The Box Elder Burl I use in my knives comes from a storm-damaged
tree that was part of the original trees planted during the Mormon
migration to Utah. This particular
piece has lots of figure and provides a nice contrast to the
and Knife Stand