Stone River™ Gear has been in the forefront of ceramic bladed knife production for several years, but up until now none of their knives have been offered with natural handle materials, like this maple burl wood. The 2-3/4" drop point blade is black Zirconium Oxide, a very hard ceramic also known as Zirconia. Zirconia powder is compacted using extremely high pressure, then fired using a process similar to that used in the firing of any type of ceramic material. The handle is a nicely figured maple burl over black stainless steel liners. This is a liner-style locking knife with a black-coated pocket clip. Measures 4" closed and weighs 2.0 oz. Made in China. Suggested retail is $99.95. The first 100 knives are available only to members of the Knife Collector's Club® and A.G. Russell™ customers.
Most users cannot sharpen ceramic blades. However, each knife is razor sharp out of the box and meticulously edged to provide years of service, with normal use, without the need for sharpening. To accommodate the rare need for sharpening, simple instructions for returning a knife to the company for professional sharpening are provided with the delivery of each knife.
Stone River Ceramic Blade & Maple Burl Scales