Ralph Turnbull Starburst Damascus, Gold Lip Pearl, Lock-Back Folder (SOLD)
Ralph Turnbull has been a member of the Knifemakers Guild since 1978. His knives are a work of art. Ralph knives are built from only the finest materials, and are of the highest standards of construction. Hold one of his knives and you will feel the quality, and readily see the fit and finish he is known for.
This knife is one of Ralph Turnbull's lock-back folders, featuring two beautifully matched scales of vibrant and colorful Gold Lip Pearl, gold anodized titanium liners with file-work along the top of the handle forward of the lock release, (what I'll call) Starburst Damascus blade, gold anodized bolster, and Ruby inlaid thumbstud. The blade opens with the thumbstud, and locks up tight without any blade play or wobble. The blade sits just about center when closed. This knife is the total package from Ralph. It is tastefully done, and beautifully executed. A classy gent's folder that will get a lot of attention. You'll notice I took some of the photos at an angle, in order to catch the depth and color of the Gold Lip Pearl. Comes in a R.A. Turnbull padded, zippered case.
Condition: Previously owned. Mint.
Never carried, used, or sharpened.
- Overall length: 5 1/8"
- Blade length: 2 1/8"
- Closed length: 3"