L36M Flipper with Blue/Silver Carbon Fiber, Damascus, and Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for L36M Flipper with Blue/Silver Carbon Fiber, Damascus, and Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: André E. Thorburn (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100053
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.07 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Timascus
Handle: Blue/silver carbon fiber
Sheath: Cordura pouch
Style: Ceramic IKBS Flipper with locking liner
Description: South African knifemaker André Thorburn creates an exceptional folder. The blade is perfectly centered with silky-smooth action. The flipper opening is tremendously easy to use for quick deployment. When combined with the IKBS ball bearing system, the action is exceptional! The Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS) was originally designed to fit balisong knives and uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. This special folder is made with ceramic ball bearings. Generally IKBS bearings are made either from tool steel or from stainless steel. Stainless steel can wear away, resulting in uneven action over time. Tool steel bearings can oxidize making the action rough. Ceramic bearings are the best of all worlds -- extremely hard and wear resistant, they are also inert and will not oxidize. Thorburn is a master of the IKBS pivot and the action on this flipper is as smooth as a knife gets!
The clip point blade is formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel in Sweden. This high performing stainless damascus is created using powder metallurgical steel manufacturing to provide excellent edge retention and unmatched beauty. The high contrast pattern is revealed in the grinds. The flats are mirror polished nearly hiding the pattern. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The scales are blue/silver carbon fiber. Jimping on the thumb ramp provides a comfortable, secure grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. This combination nicely complements the anodized titanium damascus bolsters (Timascus). The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners with purple andozied bevels, and red fiber spacers. The 3D machined titanium pocket clip with ceramic retention ball is mounted for right handed, tip-up carry. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!
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