A6 Mini Premium with Damasteel and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Product Description for A6 Mini Premium with Damasteel and Black Timascus (Ceramic IKBS)

Maker: Van Heerden & Thorburn (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,900.00
Item num: 100207
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 6.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Bolster: Stainless damascus forged by Damasteel
Handle: Black Timascus combining titanium with Zirconium
Sheath: Fleece lined Cordura pouch
Style: Folding liner lock with Ceramic IKBS
Description: South African knifemakers André Thorburn and André van Heerden create exceptional folders. When they collaborate together, they make A2 knives. This knife is a smaller version of the standard A6, making it a much more carry friendly version!
The blade is perfectly centered and the action is silky smooth -- easily opened with one hand using the discreet and ambidextrous flipper toggle. The blade uses the IKBS (Ikoma Korth Bearing System) pivot system. This mechanism, which was originally designed to fit balisong knives, uses ball bearings to create exceptional action with no blade play. Thorburn and van Heerden created this special A6 Mini Classic 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.
The blade and bolsters are formed from stainless damascus forged by Damasteel. 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 formed from heat colored Black Timascus. Black Timascus combines zirconium and titanium into an intricate mokume. Jimping on the thumb ramp aids grip. The gently rounded handle feels sturdy and fills out the hand perfectly. The handle is completed with blue anodized titanium liners. The machined Damasteel pocket clip is mounted for tip-up, right-handed carry.
Exceptional work throughout!


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