|Blade Length:||3 1/4 inches||Overall Length:||7 3/8 inches|
|Closed Length:||4 1/8 inches||Sheath/Case:||Velcro Pouch|
|Handle Material:||Carbon Fiber with Gold Inlays|
Comments: Born in Torino Italy, 30 year old knife making sensation Emmanuel Esposito is already one of the finest and most talented knife makers in the world. Making knives since 2002, Emmanuel studied mechanics at school and worked in the family machine shop where he developed a love of precision machining and intricate mechanisms.
The name of this remarkable model is the "Dolphin", one of Emmanuel's impossible to find sold-out limited editions. Carbon Fiber with gold inlays are pared with the ultra-rare Double C-lock blade release to produce a knife of unprecedented elegance and panache.
This knife is no longer available and is our own personal Esposito favorite. Astonishing high-end watch-level finishing makes it clear why Emmanuel has been selected as a member of the AKI (Art Knife Invitational) the world's most prestigious knife show. We have absolutely no idea how this remarkable work is done and we hope you will agree there is absolutely nothing like Emmanuel Esposito knives anywhere! When was the last time you were able to say that about a custom knife?
Emmanuel prefers natural materials such as Black and White Pearl as well as Antique Tortoise, and names Charly Bennica, Jurgen Steinau and Richard Hodgson as makers he admires. He also favors aggressive modern designs and is back-ordered one year on deliveries at the moment.
Emmanuel makes both folders and integral fixed blades, and specializes in knives that may be taken apart and that have complex mechanisms. The folders in particular feature a unique and patented ball-bearing pivot system that provides unparalleled strength regardless of blade position.
He is a member of the Italian Knife Makers Guild (Corporazione Italiana Coltellinai) and generally attends only two shows each year - the CIC in Milan and the East Coast Custom Knife Show in New York. He counts among his Knife Making friends Charly Bennica, Antonio Fogarizzu, Salvatore Puddu and Francesco Pachi ‚ sort of a who's who of important European knife makers.
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