|Blade Length:||3 7/8 inches||Overall Length:||9.00 inches|
|Closed Length:||5 1/8 inches||Sheath/Case:||Zipper Case|
This superb fame-lock is part of a limited edition of 10, and is up to the usual Fabrizio Silvestrelli high construction standards. It opens smoothly with early lock-up and easy release. The chisel-tip blade is artfully ground from RWL-34 stainless steel with scales of carved and stippled Titanium. The custom stippled titanium pocket clip is set for tip-up carry and the blade has a stippled fuller with just the right amount of jimping for a secure grip in any weather.
Fabrizio's knife making philosophy is clear and best stated in his own words:
I am convinced that every artistic creation requires a great passion on the part of the artisan; otherwise the actual task would become mechanical and cold. Each knife produced should be the result of painstaking care and attention to detail, a unique piece of work, which provokes emotions to the eye and to the touch. The artisan should always be thinking up new forms and designs.
His previous profession allowed him to learn processing and thermal treatment techniques for metals; and this knowledge helped him in the art of knife-making. He makes knives in modern styles, with both fixed and closing blades, using materials such as RWL-34, 440 B and C steels, as well as home-made and industrial damascus. For the handles he prefers ivory, animal teeth, wood and mother of pearl.
Fabrizio also loves to blend modern and traditional Italian styles.
Typical details that characterize Silvestrelli knives include the rounding of the liners like the bolsters and the handles. In this way contact with rough edges is avoided. The finishing touch to the blades comes with a manual glazing in a longitudinal direction, with a fine polishing of all the components including the spacers and the screws. All this requires a lot of additional work, but this is necessary to take care of each knife in every possible detail.