The Dragon Lady - Sahara
This Dragonlady has a stainless damascus blade, stainless bolsters with a dragon's wing inlaid in 24ct gold, and the mammoth ivory scales are carved to resemble feathers. Sole authorship.
The Sahara folder was the first folder to feature the award winning Bertie-lock bolster tilt mechanism. It is essentially a lockback mechanism but to unlock the blade both bolsters are tilted upward at the rear and a pin connecting the bolsters together then lifts the lockbar out of the blade notch and releases the blade. As the balde is closed the bolsters return to their original position. See picture below...
Featuring the unique Bertie Lock, bolster tilt mechanism. Awarded the "Most Innovative Knife" (for the mechanism) at the Knifemakers Guild Show (USA) in August 2005
Top = Bronze bolsters, caramel Mammoth ivory handle, Dragonskin Damascus blade.
Bottom = Meteorite bolsters, Mammoth ivory, handle and Dragonskin Damascus blade.
Logo is found in a Stanhope lens in the pivot of the blade.