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"Tharsis Intense" in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Gemstone handle, sheath in leather inlaid with black frogskin, stands of sculpted, hand-cast bronze
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Procyon

"Procyon" reverse side view in hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, anodized 6AL4V titanium liners and lock, polished Brazilian Agate gemstone handle, breccia marble case
"Procyon" linerlock folding knife in case of polished breccia marble, suede leather, 304 stainless steel
"Procyon" Fine Handmade Folding Knife
  • Type: Liner lock folding knife in stone case
  • Size: Length overall open: 9.75" (24.8 cm), Length overall closed: 5.75" (14.6 cm) Blade Length: 4.0" (10.2 cm), Blade Thickness: .092" ( 2.3 mm)
  • Case size: 6.5" (16.5 cm) wide, 3" (7.6 cm) deep, 1.25" (3.2 cm) high
  • Weight: Knife: 7.2 oz. (204 grams) , Case: 1 lb. 7 oz. (652 grams)
  • Blade: Hand-engraved 440C high chromium stainless tool steel, hardened and tempered to Rockwell C59
  • Bolsters: Hand-engraved 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Liners: Anodized 6AL4V Titanium
  • Handle: Polished Brazilian Agate Gemstone
  • Case: Breccia Marble, suede leather, neoprene feet
  • Knife: The Procyon is named for one of the brightest stars in our sky. This is a substantial and striking folding knife, from its generous frame to its tough tanto blade design; this is the largest folding knife pattern I make to date. The blade is mirror-polished high chromium 440C tool steel, and I hardened and tempered it to a tough and wear-resistant 59HRC. 440C is a premium knife steel with a longstanding reputation for high performance, used as the first choice for extremely corrosion resistant and tough ball bearings and high pressure valve seats. It's also the first choice of my military and professional knife users for combat knives. I hand-engraved a light vine and tendril pattern on the polished blade flat. This is very difficult, and requires many hours with solid carbide gravers. The blade has a top swage to narrow the point geometry, and the entire blade and 440C spacer spine are hardened and tempered and fileworked with a light, offset pattern. Even the inside of the spacer spine is fileworked, hand-engraved, and mirror polished for complete embellishment. This bold knife has hand-engraved mirror polished bolsters of 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel for zero-care and high toughness and beauty that match the blade. All of the fasteners used in the knife are also 304 stainless steel. The liners are fileworked and anodized 6AL4V titanium for great strength and light weight, and even the spring lock plate is fileworked and anodized. I chose a salmon-copper color for the permanent anodizing of the titanium to match and compliment the handle color. The handle scales are bedded to the titanium liners and locked under the dovetailed stainless steel bolsters. They are super-hard Brazilian Agate, an agate geode that I've carefully sliced and heat treated to bring out the bold colors, which range from white to salmon, from coral to orange. The scales are polished to a glassy finish, and will literally outlast all of the metal on the knife with little or no care. The knife is light and thin for such a large folder, and the blade tab at the spine aids in opening the knife, with a substantial cut-out in the obverse side handle to unlock the liner. The action is smooth and and tight with a solid lock-up.
  • Case: A knife of this character and quality needed a special place to rest, a sarcophagus both unique and bold. I hand-carved, shaped, lapped, and polished this case of Breccia Marble. A breccia is a stone that is made of smaller fragments of rock that are naturally cemented into one solid piece. This stone was once a sedimentary limestone made of the remains of ancient sea bed, and then metamorphosed deep within the earth into marble. It's fascinating to imagine the events, forces, and time that it took to form this stone. This is a striking marble, ranging from beige and tan to chocolate brown with large phenocrysts of calcite with hints of orange, complimenting the agate handle. I lapped and polished it throughout, even on the inside surfaces, and it feels great to the touch. The inside is carved to accept the knife, and is lined with beige suede leather for protection of the knife with finger cutouts to make knife removal easy. The lid has keyed holes which engage 304 stainless steel studs for a neat fit. I inlayed neoprene feet in the bottom so the case can safely rest on any surface without scratching.
  • A large, elegant, and slender liner lock folding knife and stone case.

Thanks, S. H.!


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Polished and finished stone sarcophagus case for folding knife Procyon in brown Breccia Marble  Open case for "Procyon" folding knife in brown Breccia Marble "Procyon" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view, folded, with brown breccia marble gemstone case and lid,  lined with suede leather "Procyon" linerlock folding knife, obverse side view, folded. Knife has full engraving of light vine and tendril pattern on blade and bolsters. Handle scales are very hard and durable Brazilian Agate gemstone "Procyon" linerlock folding knife, opening. Blade is fully hollow ground, mirror polished high chromiom 440C stainless steel. "Procyon" oberse side view. knife is all stainless steel blade, bolsters, and spine, handle scales are beautiful Brazilian Agate gemstone "Procyon" reverse side view. Brazilian Agate gemstone is tough, hard, and very durable, polished glassy smooth "Procyon" spine edgework, filework detail. Full filework abounds, on the stainless steel spacer spine to the 6AL4V titanium liners and lockplate. "Procyon" inside handle filework detail. Anodized titanium liners are all fileworked, and anodized in contrasting colors matching the handle "Procyon" inside handle view. The inside of the spacer-spine is also fileworked and mirror polished for a complete, detailed finish. "Procyon" obverse side handle detail. Brazilian Agate is cut from a large agate geode, and I heat-treated the stone to bring out the orange, salmon, and coral colors. "Procyon" reverse side handle detail. The Brazilian Agate gemstone shows the geodic banding, and is an extremely hard, glassy, and tough polished gem that will outlast all of the metal of the knife with little or no care "Procyon" reverse side front bolster detail. Bolsters are mounted with all 304 stainles steel machine screws for great toughness and high corrosion resistance "Procyon" reverse side rear bolster detail. Light vine and tendril pattern of hand-enraving compliments the knife "Procyon" obverse side front bolster detail. Hand-engraved pattern in tough 304 stainless steel and 440C stainless steel is difficult and time consuming, but will last indefinitely. "Procyon" obverse side rear bolster detail. Brazilian agate gemstone handle scales are locked and bedded under bolsters for strength and rigidity "Procyon" blade point detail. This is a tough and thin hollow ground tanto point with a top swage. The blade is razor keen and hollow ground for great longevity. "Procyon" is a large folding knife, one of the largest possible. Front bolster detail shows fully hand-fileworked anodized titanium liners and lock plate "Procyon" has all spaces and surfaces worked, embellished, and finished, even the spine is hardened and tempered 440C stainless steel that is fileworked inside and out and mirror polished "Procyon" Breccia Marble case/sarcophagus bottom with maker's signature. Case has inlaid neoprene feet for any surface. Case is large and meaty.

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