Sign In

Shipping Policy

Any customers with separate shipping and billing addresses are subject to follow up contact. If no contact can be made, your order will be cancelled. Please understand that this policy is to protect our customers from fraud and theft.

Shipping costs are calculated automatically when you checkout. Orders to P.O. Boxes or military addresses require shipping via USPS.

Orders placed by 3:00pm EST will be shipped the same day. All orders shipped USPS (including Express) may take an additional business day to process and ship. We strongly recommend shipping UPS if you need guaranteed delivery by a certain date.

For our international customers, you must call or email after ordering to arrange for duties/customs and declarations before we will ship your order. USPS Express International shipments with declarations greater than $200, incur an additional $15.00 fee for postage/insurance.


By placing an order the buyer represents that he or she is of legal age and that the products ordered will be used in a lawful manner. We assume no responsibility for any harm or injury resulting from the sale, trade, use or handling of any product purchased from us. It is the responsibility of the buyer, not the seller, to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws in regard to the possession, and or use, of any item purchased. We are unable to provide refunds in the event that the package that you have ordered was seized by customs or other agencies. Consult your local and state laws before ordering if you are in doubt.

Home Products Large Ball Liner Lock Release Knife

Large Ball Liner Lock Release Knife

by Horn, Des

SKU 1031282

Date Added 07/30/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $795.00


This front flipper by Des Horn features a hand rub satin finished blade with a notched thumbrest.  The handle has milled titanium bolsters, wood scales, anodized titanium liners and a steel backspacer.   Comes with a zippered case.  S/N 481125. Excellent condition.  

Product Details

Blade Length 3.5

Overall Length 8.25

Closed Length 4.75

Weight (oz) 2.99

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Clip Point

Handle Material Wood, Metallic

About the Maker

Horn, Des

Des Horn, a South African maker, is from Cape Town. A dentist by profession, Des is also an avid shooter, and made his first knife in the '60s, after corresponding with the late Bo Randall. While his early efforts were mostly fixed blade knives, today he almost exclusively makes folders. He's also a member of both The Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa, and Corporazione Italiana Coltellinai (Italian Knifemakers Guild). Over the years his knives have earned him numerous awards at international shows. The ideal behind a custom knife is the creation of something superior in its design, choice of materials, and the execution of its construction.Des’s choice of dentistry as a profession, gunsmithing as a hobby, and shooting as a sport, fine tuned his attention to detail and the quest for perfection. At a practical level Des co-designed and manufactured the Hawk pistol and as an expert marksman represented South Africa in many disciplines of shooting. A knifemaker carries the responsibility to extract the very best from the materials made available to the customer and to bring them together in a knife which is both an investment and a practical tool. Thirty years of constant development has led Des to fine tune every aspect of his hand made knives, from the precision folder mechanisms, the choice of flawless materials for handles and frames, to the selection of the finest steels for the blades and their correct heat treatment. Each component is machined, finished and meticulously fitted by hand in a spirit of craftsmanship and aesthetics rarely seen in a mass-production world. Des’s knives are a unique blend of rare and exotic materials, high in investment value, with mechanisms and blades that are at the forefront of the technological envelope. Testament to this is the collaborative work Des has done with Purdey in creating a knife worthy of their name. More recently another collaboration with internationally recognised designer, Professor Marc Newson, has seen all of the principles being brought together in their limited edition series.

Related Items