Mark Nevling, the craftsman and creator of Burr Oak Knives, discovered his enthusiasm for knife-making in 1987 when he created his first knife. He has continued in perfecting his work since that time, now as a full-time maker with a skill set that is evidenced in the exemplary knives he produces. Mark Nevling is also a volunteer firefighter and a certified first responder in Hume, Illinois; this gives him working knowledge of the particular needs of these professionals.
This Viper folding knife is a superb mix of materials with a high level of refinement that will find a welcome place in any fine collection. The modified drop point style blade is 416/W2 San Mai Damascus steel with a swedge spine, thumb stud opener on front and stamped "Burr Oak Nevling" on back. The handle features Tesla Mosaic Damascus bolsters and layered carbon fiber/toxic green G10 scales over titanium liners, with lock tab. The pocket clip is also titanium with a matching heat anodized finish. The steel back spacer is filed, along with the liners and blade spine. This knife comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, dated 3/5/13.