A state-of-the-art cobalt stainless steel, VG-10 takes a highly retentive cutting edge. The steel is produced through a process of stacking layers of erosive and non-erosive material over a VG-10 core center. The erosive layers are hard martensite stainless steel and the non-erosive layers are anti-corrosion nonferrous metal. These layers block carbon particles in the core from spreading to the outer layers. After layering the blade is forged to intentionally distort the layer-lines making a complicated, artistically beautiful pattern called Suminagashi. Suminagashi is the traditional Japanese art form of creating ripples of Chinese ink on the surface of water. This steel mimics the art form with interesting results on a knife blade. Once the layers are distorted, the blade is bathed in acid etching the pattern to vivid relief. The result is an elegant swirled pattern steel that is superbly functional and highly attractive.
The folder features titanium bolsters nicely complementing the orange-colored jigged-bone handle scales. Mid-positioned on the knife's spine is a back lock featuring a cut-away David Boye Dent for added safely and a piped lanyard easily accepts a thong or cord for secondary attachment.
The C10JBOP is clipless and comes in a padded zipper pouch.
- Length Overall: 8.75" (222 mm)
- Length Closed: 4.88" (124 mm)
- Hole Diameter: .53" (13 mm)
- Blade Length: 3.86" (98 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.44" (87 mm)
- Blade Thickness: .118" (3 mm)
- Blade Steel: VG-10 Damascus
- Weight: 5.2 oz. (147 g)
- Handle Material: Orange Jigged Bone
- Made in Seki-City, Japan