|Engraving Gallery Lindsay-Lindsay #3
Engraved by Steve J. Lindsay
The Lindsay-Lindsay #3 knife was made meticulously by Frank W. Lindsay, who is a
recognized watchmaker, goldsmith and gemologist for 39 years. The numerous jigs and
fixtures invented for a period of five years for use in making this knife are
masterpieces in themselves. Every surface has been finished with unsurpassed
patience. For instance, the finishing of the male and female parts of the lock was
stoned to a mirror to keep to almost optical flats for mating. The stones and laps
used to achieve this are less than 1/16 of an inch in size and required many days of hand
work under a microscope. The inside face surfaces of the handle have been finished
to the same extent as the outside. The corners and edges are kept much crisper and
more square this way. The folder is held together with screws and taper pins.
There are no glues or solders used. All the parts are pressed fit. This design
made it possible for the inside faces of the handle to be engraved while it was
apart. A patent was applied for this design method. The center 18K gold
interframe was bright cut engraved. The graver was kept polished to an extreme to
accomplish this. Humming birds were used for a theme for this knife. They and
parts of the flowing scroll are inlaid 24K gold.
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This knife contains 105 separate parts with the majority being in the
diamond bezel settings. There are twenty-eight diamonds in the 18K gold sheet 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
1/8" and the over-all length is 4 7/8". 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 setting are made from 18K wire.
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