|Engraving Gallery Lindsay-Lindsay #5
Engraved by Steve J. Lindsay
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 face surfaces of the handle have been finished to the same extent
as the outside and have also been engraved. The center 18K gold interframe was
bright cut engraved. The graver was kept polished to an extreme to accomplish
this. There are 424 indiviual 24K gold inlays per side (848 in all). The
leaves were inlayed with .010" dia. wire and the vines with .006" dia. wire.
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