This Lindsay-Lindsay #5 was eleven months in the making and
engraving. The piece was made by Frank Lindsay and engraved by Steve Lindsay. The knife contains 121 separate parts. There are thirty-four diamonds in the 18K
gold inlay handle and one in the blade. They are .01 carat full cut stones and as
close to D flawless and ideal proportions as obtainable and matched to within .02 mm.
The blade length is 2 3/8" and the over-all length is 5 1/2". The
blade and locking bar are made from ATS-34 stainless. The blade has a hardness of 59
Rockwell on the C scale and was triple tempered with one being sub 0 of -100F to impart
toughness. The frame and other parts are made of heat-treated 416 stainless.
The diamond settings are made of 18K wire. The folder is held together with screws
and taper pins. This design made it possible for the knife to be engraved while
apart. The inside surfaces have been finished to the same extent
as the outside and are also engraved. The center 18K gold interframe was
bright cut engraved. The graver was kept polished to an extreme to accomplish
this. There are 424 individual 24K gold inlays per side (848 in all). The
leaves were inlayed with .010" dia. wire and the vines with .006" dia. wire. A Larger close-up picture than the ones shown below can be found in
this link at EngravingForum.com
Replacment Price: $110,000
The was featured on the cover
of the book "Art and
Design in Modern Custom Folding Knives", by David Darom.
The inside surfaces of the frame are
also embellished with engraving.
Commissioned and purchased by a U.S. collector in Dec. 1994. Due to recent illness the collector is selling the knife. $110,000