Jim Minnick Damascus Persian Liner-Lock Folding Knife, 18k/24k Gold, Diamond Stud (SOLD)
Jim and Joyce Minnick have shared a partnership in the knife industry for over 30 years. Called "arguably the best knife making couple in the world". Combining Jim's talent as a world class knife maker, and Joyce's fine art engraving, has made their art known and collected both nationally and internationally. Their work has been featured in many articles and publications, receiving several honors and awards. Jim became a voting member of the Knifemakers' Guild in 1978. In 2008 Jim and Joyce's years of artistry in creating some of the most acclaimed investment-grade knives were recognized by the Corporazione Italian Coltellinai in Milan when they were inducted into the Italian Guild and designated as "Maestros". A very humbling moment for them and an honor they hold in very high esteem.
This custom liner-lock folder features a Persian profile blade made from Jerry Rados Damascus. The thumbstud has a 10pt diamond set in 18k gold. The handle has Rados Damascus front and rear bolsters, with fluted blue ancient fossil material inlaid between the bolsters. The fossilized material is bordered on either side by twisted 24k gold bars, and there is 18k twisted gold wire inlaid into the material, with gold pins, as well. The liners are file-worked, anodized titanium. The backspacer is file-worked and blued. This knife just came back from Jim's shop where it had a full spa treatment. Nice detent, solid lock-up and perfect blade seating. Jim's maker's mark, "MINNICK" is engraved in gold, on the inside of the backspacer. Outstanding workmanship and typical Minnick attention to detail. Comes in a padded zippered case.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent
Just back from a spa treatment
Overall length: 7 5/8"
Blade length: 3 1/4"
Closed length: 4 3/8"