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Home Products Salamander #165

Salamander #165

by Bastian, Alistair

SKU 415027

Date Added 02/05/2020

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $4,395.00

Overview

This Salamander by Alistair Bastian features a beautiful Mike Norris Stainless San Mai Damascus blade with swedge, fileworked thumbrest and flipper, the flats are hand carved with flames. The handle is comprised of carved timascus scales with black lip pearl underlays, zirconium pivot collars and timascus pivot, flame carved tip up timascus clip with hidden screws, anodized titanium liners, carved stainless steel backspacer. Includes maker's card dated 08/2018 and padded hard case. Great blade seating, detent and lock up. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.75

Overall Length 8.875

Closed Length 5.125

Weight (oz) 10

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip

Blade Material Damascus, San Mai

Blade Details Recurve

Handle Material Metallic, Pearl

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.