Custom Buck 110 with Genuine Campo Del Cielo Meteorites and banded Chryscolla inlay. This knife also has a custom mirror polished blade with a new hot bolster design. This knife is worked all the way around and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by Garett Finney.
The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The crater field covers an area of 3Ã—20 kilometers and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 115Ã—91 meters. The craters, containing iron masses, were reported in 1576, but were already well known to the aboriginal inhabitants of the area. The craters and the area around contain numerous fragments of an iron meteorite. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds 100 tonnes, making the meteorite the heaviest one ever recovered on Earth. Many iron pieces were found in the area weighing from a few milligrams to 37 tonnes. The largest fragment, consisting of 37 tonnes, is the second heaviest single-piece meteorite recovered on Earth, after the Hoba meteorite.
Samples of charred wood were taken from beneath the meteorite fragments and analyzed for carbon-14 composition. The results indicate the date of the fall to be around 4,200â€“4,700 years ago, or 2,200â€“2,700 years BC.
The average composition of the Campo del Cielo meteorites is 6.67% Ni, 0.43% Co, 0.25% P, 87 ppm Ga, 407 ppm Ge, and 3.6 ppm Ir, with the rest being iron