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Saturday, March 15, 2014

A knife that's out of this world!

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Although most of the time the materials I use in my knives consist of things that come from mother Earth - in this instance I decided to create a liner locker from an exotic space-age material that is quite literally out of this world.

The scales are made from a special  composite carbon material (manufactured by Boeing) used to conduct lightning and static electricity safely around a space shuttle orbiter.

I was lucky  enough to be able to purchase one tile of the last 5 that are in existence.

This makes this Safari Line-locker extraordinarily collectable.

Blade: ATS 34 – hardened to 60 Rc – Hollow ground – Mirror polished – African hut file work

Bolster: 416 Stainless steel – mirror polished.



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