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Backpocket Slipjoint

by Miller, Dale

SKU 1090176

Date Added 04/09/2024

# Available 1

Price $695.00


Blade length: 3.38 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.34 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 2.20 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels, Hrc 62
Bolster: Fluted 410 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized black and white ebony
Style: Slipjoint folder
Description: Pacific Northwest bladesmith Dale Miller forged the damascus blade from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels (Hrc 62). The blade is this with an aggressive distal taper, yielding a thin dress knife that disappears into the pocket. The blade has smooth action with a half stop. It is easily opened using the right-handed thumb nick.
Black and white ebony handle scales are vacuum stabilized. Black and white ebony (Diospyros malabarica) is a distinctive, rare true ebony, that grows in Southeast Asia and Laos. This variety of ebony has black variegations flowing through a pale background. It is an incredible wood with amazing contrast. The back spring is 1080 carbon steel, tempered to Hrc 48. Liners and fluted bolsters are 410 stainless steel.


Comes with zipper case. Has a couple light scuffs, excellent condition otherwise. 

Product Details

Blade Length 3.375

Overall Length 7.5

Closed Length 4.125

Weight (oz) 2

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Blade Material Damascus

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Wood, Metallic

About the Maker

Miller, Dale

Dale Miller has been making kitchen knives since 2015 after many years of working in wood, building musical instruments, speakers, hand planes, and other pieces. He uses knives in the kitchen, regularly making charcuterie and tsukemono (Japanese pickles) and uses this experience to inform his knife design and execution. His mission is to make functional, beautiful knives out of the best available materials that are to be used every day in the kitchen. Miller believes that attention to detail and personally executing all steps in the process are keys to exceptional knives. He collects exhibition-grade renewable woods for handles and especially enjoys working with curly koa, ebony, fiddleback myrtle, Honduras rosewood, cocobolo, and highly figured madrone from his firewood pile. In his Washington studio, he has complemented his collection of woodworking tools with variable speed grinders, knife vises, a gas forge, anvil, arc welder, vacuum stabilization chamber, and many hand tools. Dale has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Washington, and is a consultant and systems engineer for advanced 3-D airborne sensors.