I have been friends with Michael Burch for a couple of years and I have seen his work expand in creativity and explode in popularity.
This is a beautiful example of Michaels latest work, created in April of this year with some extra special Collaboration materials making this a true one of a kind.
A couple of times a year Chad Nichols (of Stainless Damascus fame) holds a retreat for Knife Makers who want to make Damascus. The materials created at this event are then used by the Makers and the pieces with these special materials are highly sought after by collectors.
This is Michael’s Gent’s Folder, a stout knife that can be discreetly carried and enjoyed. The Fat clip point blade is made from the "Redneck Summit" Damascus he created with Chad Nichols. A ghostly Phantom pattern can be seen in the Damascus. The Bolsters are Chad Nichols Skully Damascus and they are dovetailed into the Lightening Strike Carbon Fiber handles.
The BackSpacer is also Redneck Summit Damascus.
The thick Titanium Liners have been anodized Bronze as well as the deep carry pocket clip. A true one of a kind piece!
Complete with Certificate of Authenticity dtd 04/15/11. Padded Zipper case and Burchtree Bladeworks Sticker also included.