Nesmuk JANUS Folder
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An object of beauty and utility, the Nesmuk folding knife is handcrafted with exquisite materials and refined to perfection. This German-made folder carries on the tradition of the "gentleman's knife," serving as a fine steak knife that is easily transported in a pocket or purse. Crafted without rivets or screws, this elegant knife offers long-lasting sharpness and beautiful handling.
- Handcrafted of stainless, high-performance steel with niobium, a rare Brazilian metal, for maximum sharpness and strength.
- Blade has a high-quality black diamond-like carbon coating that offers extraordinary cutting performance and toughness.
- Cutting edge holds its sharpness for a long time.
- Ergonomic handle in your choice of Black Piano Lacquer or Silver Hammer-Blow.
- Black Piano-Lacquer handle: Shells are molded from exclusive varnishes, distinguished by their exceptional depth of color and saturation, and polished to a high gloss.
- Silver Hammer-Blow handle: Shells are made of the finest polished, hand-hammered silver.
- Handle shells are securely screwed together with invisible joints.
- Left bezel is engraved with the Nesmuk bat symbol.
- Handcrafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
- Dimensions & More Info
- Rockwell hardness of 60 HRC.
- Extremely low gap tolerance; the spring and blade must be accurate to a hundredth.
- Designed as a classical slip joint, the blade is positioned and held in place only by a backstrap.
- For safety, the blade is opened or closed with a stop-off at 90 degrees.
- Includes a high-quality case and a leather pouch.
- 3 1/2"-long blade; 4 1/2"-long handle.
- 2.4–4.41 oz.
- Made in Germany.
- Use & Care
- Do not let the blade come into contact with other knives or metal objects.
- Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
- Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
- It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.
- Hand-wash with warm water. Never put in the dishwasher. Dry the knife thoroughly after washing.
- The best way to keep the wooden handle in good condition is to use the knife regularly. The grease on the palm of your hand and washing do not dry out the handle. Over the years, they give its surface a warm, silky sheen.
- The Nesmuk folder strop is the best tool for sharpening the folding knife.
- Never sharpen the knife with rotating grinders. This causes the blade's cutting zone to heat up briefly to temperatures of over 1000˚F, which makes it soft and destroys the steel's fine microstructure.
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