Bear & Son 517D Balisong Butterfly Knife 4.125" Damascus Blade, Genuine India Stag Bone Handles
BC517D: 5" Genuine India Stag Bone—4.125" Damascus Steel Blade
Bear & Son Cutlery
Bear and Son does a reasonably good job on these damascus knives. Please do not expect the level of craftsmanship you may find from Boker or Case. These are slightly more crudely crafted but still have great materials and look and feel. Please note the extremely reasonable price compared to other brands made in the US!
Damascus steel combines steels of different properties and produces blades with extraordinary toughness and edge-holding ability. Known as the Steel of the Ancients, Damascus knives and swords have lived in legend since the creation of Damascus steel nearly 2,000 years ago. The ancient city of Damascus was one of the centers of production of this steel. That, combined with the fact that the steel resembled the damask cloth which was being produced in the city of Damascus- both having a "water-marked" pattern - gave this steel its name. Viewed under a microscope, the cutting edge of a Damascus blade displays tiny saw-tooth carbides which are formed by forging in a coal fire. This enables the blade to cut even when it feels dull to the touch. Flexibility is superb. Every piece of Damascus is as unique as a thumb print. When ground on an angle, as in a blade, the displayed pattern is stunning. Note: Limited quantities available. Made in Jacksonville, Alabama, USA.