150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone Folding Knife 2-1/4" Damascus Blade - XTDDINO60
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XTDDINO60: 150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone Folding Knife
The gemstone in this knife handle is actually a section of petrified bone from a sauropod - one that lived 150 million years ago. The sauropods were very large four-legged creatures with elephant-sized feet and long necks and tails. Known to have been amphibious, these herbivores roamed the savanas, swamps and marshes of the Mesozoic Southwest in search of succulent grasses and plants at the height of the Age of Dinosaurs.
Today only the occasional remains of these large creatures are found. Fortunately for us, some of their bones were rapidly covered by mud and sand after death, causing them to be transformed into rock. Bone marrow in cell cavities was replaced by fine particles in the covering sediment, which then agatized to form the colors and patterns you see in the handle material.
This particular fossil was found in the Shinarump member of the Chinle Formation in the Four Corners area of northwestern New Mexico. The age of the bone was determined by reference to the well-defined strata in which it was found.
Santa Fe Stoneworks only has a limited amount of this petrified bone, and little prospect of securing any more. These specimens are neither valuable nor unique, nor is its ornamental use considered a loss to the scientific community - there are plenty of sauropod bone fragments available for study. Please accept its use as handle material in the spirit that it is offered; as a tangible reminder of the mysterious animals that ruled the world at the dawn of time.
Damascus steel is characterized by its strength, edge hold ability and its dramatic appearance. The damascus steel used in this knife comes from Japan and is called "Sanmai Damascus" or Sandwich Damascus. There is a core of VG10 "Super Steel" with 16 layers of SUS410 high carbon stainless steel on each side to produce a rust free Damascus look blade.
- Blade Length: 2-1/4"
- Closed Length: 3-1/16"
- Overall Length: 5-3/8"
- Locking Mechanism: Lockback
- Blade Material: Damascus
- Handle Material: 150 Million Year Old Dinosaur Bone
- No Pocket Clip
- Gift Box
- Weight: 1.9 oz.
- Made in USA
UPC Code: 016208
The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
One of the most common natural materials used in knife making, bone handles are usually textured to provide grip and can be dyed almost any color.
This product is USA born and raised.
A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.