Craig Camerer Skeleton Balisong Tumbled Titanium W2 Spear Point with Hamon
This custom built Bali from maker Craig Camerer is a highly functional work of art that's sure to be a standout in your collection. The skeletonized handle has thirteen steps of machined lightening holes placed to perfection moving up the handle to the beautiful W2 Spear Point blade with unique Hamon pattern.
Brand new direct from maker.
Blade: Craig fashioned this large-bellied spear from his W2 Tool Steel with a custom Hamon pattern that's absolutely stunning to behold. The rest of the blade is polished for a nice contrast with a deep hollow grind, compound ground tip and top swedge for performance. The spine of the blade is crowned to the swedge for a truly custom feel. Both pivots on the tang utilize micro ball bearings for optimal buttery smooth operation. Fashioned and fit perfectly with zero play in all directions.
Handle: The Skeleton handle is marvelous. Weight reduction is one thing, but the grip it adds to the overall experience is quite nice. Completely open titanium construction has a clean effect that you can see right through. Nothing unnecessary is added keeping this knife perfectly balanced in weight. The handles have been heavily tumbled for a distressed look that complements the organic feel of the Hamon on the blade. Craig put a light orange peel finish on the interior of the handle a discreet custom element. A satin finished titanium latch and pin keep the handle securely open or closed for use or storage respectively.
W2 Tool Steel: W2 is a Water hardening tool steel popular with custom knife makers, beginners and seasoned experts alike. Maximum working hardness is in 63-65 HrC, W2 has good edge holding and cutting performance with a thin edge and moderate toughness depending on the heat treatment. High carbon, low chromium gives no added corrosion resistance. Maintain accordingly.
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