The inspiration for this came from one of my favourite knives. I spent an hour or so drawing it when I first saw it and then finally acquired it the year after. It is a mother of pearl folder by R O Easler.
It was made at the same time as ‘painterly sky’ and marked a shift away from the very traditional Sheffield slip joint construction that I was using previously. The inside of the liners have been machined so that the blade can sit on PTFE washers and the knife is screwed together rather than the more traditional rivets.