Custom folding knife by Glenn Waters. Shiro Usagi Closed View. Over 17,000 views to this photo.
Shro Usagi (White Rabbit) Folding locking liner knife. Inspired by the old Japanese story of Inaba no shiroi usagi. The story is below.
The locking bar is made of file worked and anodized Titanium which has been recessed into the handle, making the knife very slim. Only 8mm (5/16th inch) thick.
The blade is stainless Damascus steel and has an 18k yellow gold thumb opener, 24k gold inlays and is 6.6cm (2 & 5/8 inches) long.
The handle is also stainless Damascus steel and has 3D stainless steel inlays for the waves. It is engraved and inlaid with 18k green gold 24k gold and is 8.8cm (3 1/2 inches) long.
The total opened length is 15.7cm (6 1/8 inches).
All work including the photo by Glenn Waters.
Inaba no shiroi usagi
This version originates from the oldest surviving book in Japan, the Kojiki. In this version of the myth, a hare tricks some sharks into being used as a land bridge, in order to travel from the Island of Oki to Cape Keta. He challenges the sharks to see whose clan is larger - the sharks or the hares - by having the sharks lie in a row across the sea. The hare then hopped across them, counting them as he went. Nearing the end, the hare exclaims that he has deceived the sharks in order to use them as a bridge. The last shark attacks the hare, ripping his fur from him. A traveling deity then happens upon the hare and helps him regain his fur.
A picture story with Japanese and another language here
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