Named for my Wife whose middle name, Lai Won, means "pretty clouds". It was a gift for her and took 18 months to make. The Mother of Pearl used for Scales was given to me by her Father, Henry, who captured the Abalone in California, South of HalfMoon Bay (back when it was still legal). It's important to employ the use of respiratory protection when working with Mother of Pearl. Even with a mask on it smells strongly like a serious visit to the Dentist when it's being ground on the wheel. It smells like teeth being ground to dust.
The Ninth Knife of my apprenticeship to KnifeMaker, Larry Detloff of Santa Cruz, California.
Blade length: 2.5"
Overall length (open): 6"
Damascus Steel folded by Mike Norris.
Blade: Stainless Vortex Damascus
Scale: Mother of Pearl
Bolsters: 440c Stainless Steel