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Home Products Hornet Flipper #111

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Hornet Flipper #111

by Bastian, Alistair

SKU 1032175

Date Added 09/03/2021

# Available 1

Price $3,000.00

Overview

This Hornet Framelock flipper by Alistair Bastian features a San Mai Damascus tanto recurve blade with fileworked spine and flipper. The handle has a timascus bolster, carbon fiber scale, anodized titanium liner and lockside with orange peel finish, tip up mokuti clip with hidden screws, timascus inlaid pivot, polished and fileworked stainless steel backspacer. Comes with hard case. #111 inside backspacer. Rides on caged bearings. Nice detent, lockup and blade seating. Very nice piece for any collection. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.625

Overall Length 8.5

Closed Length 4.875

Weight (oz) 10.3

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip

Blade Material Damascus, San Mai

Blade Details Drop Point, Recurve, Tanto

Handle Material Metallic, Carbon Fiber

About the Maker

Bastian, Alistair
Bastian, Alistair

From my workshop in Mount Gambier, South Australia, I researched far and wide in an attempt to find all I could on past and modern knife making techniques, quickly developing my own unique style. Within a few years I had developed my own distinct designs with folding knives including images and high relief carving of Australian fauna and flora, winning my first award in 2003 at the Melbourne Australian Knife Makers Guild Show. Since then I have come away with numerous awards throughout Australian knife shows achieving recognition here and overseas. In 2002 I began branching into forging my own carbon steel and Damascus blades and with the help of a fellow knife maker, Shawn McIntyre, I have honed my skills in Mosaic Damascus. Through the use of an old power hammer and the gas forge I built myself, I started to create my own style of Damascus containing distinctive pattern welded steel. Later in 2004, I worked along side Mike Peterson to create Japanese mokume (forged welded wood-grained metal) utilising copper and iron. This lead to the fabrication of bowls and other traditional Japanese pieces “ although knife making has remained my passion. In 2003 I became a member of the Australian Knife makers Guild and, more recently, in 2006 was elected the South Australian representative of the Guild.

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